By Michael Boyajian
Marriage Equality New York is hosting a party to thank their District Coordinators for their support in lobbying state senators in their districts for the recent drive to legalize same sex marriage in New York. I was a District Coordinator and considered a straight ally and assigned to Senator Saland. I tried to convince him of our view point but he seemed to have objections on religious grounds. MENY is seeking civil marriage ceremonies not religious ones by the way.
The party will be at the Central Park West apartment of Betsy Malcolm. I am hoping Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis will be attending. They are the poster boys of the same sex marriage movement. Their story begins as choir singers along with Michael’s late mother at the local Catholic church. One day Michael and Robert get married out of state and when they returned they are asked to leave the choir. So to make a long story short Michael, Robert and Michael’s elderly mom, all lifelong Catholics, are now singing for the local Episcopalian choir.