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06/23/2011

NYT: Days of debate with almost no public info. = cowardly

by Jeremy Hooper

After so many days of watching and waiting and hearing one thing only to have it then repudiated by another, many of us have just accepted the NY marriage process for what it is, excusing it with lines like, "Well that's Albany for you." But honestly, it's really not okay. And thankfully, the New York Times is calling out the shady Capitol maneuvering for what it is. Here's a snippet and link to full:

It was also galling that despite the crowds of protesters engaging in a passionate debate in the Capitol this week, the real debate on marriage equality was held in secret. Governor Cuomo, his staff, a few Screen Shot 2011-06-23 At 10.58.28 PmRepublican state senators and several gay-rights advocates were quietly considering ways to compromise on this historic bill.

In Albany, they say hidden talks are necessary to get anything done. Nonsense. The state’s leaders just don’t want public scrutiny. It’s a cowardly way to conduct the public’s business.
FULL EDITORIAL: Politicians Who Fear the Public Light [NYT]

Operative phrase: "The people's business." Access to even the most basic of discussion should not require appointment or election.

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