Saturday, June 18, 2011

GOP Sen. McDonald Supports Gay Marriage: “I’m Trying To Do The Right Thing”

Kudos to Sen. Roy J. McDonald, who became the second Republican to support gay marriage in New York. As his party decides whether to bring a bill legalizing gay marriage to the floor, McDonald, who voted against legalization two years ago, spoke about his evolving views and the scrutiny his vote has received:

"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, f--- it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing," McDonald said.

..."I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics," he said. "I'm tired of blowhard radio people, blowhard television people, blowhard newspapers. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing and that's where I'm going with this."

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