Mike Bloomberg is a punk!
That was the question being posed by a gaggle of public officials and gay rights advocates at City Hall yesterday, all of whom demanded to know where Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands on same-sex marriage.
Chiding the mayor for "ducking" the issue and "hiding behind politics," they challenged the mayor to reveal his true feelings.
"Real leaders tell you what their position is on issues," City Councilwoman Christine Quinn said at the press conference.
They do have a point. This week Mayor Jason West of New Paltz, a small town upstate, was charged with 19 counts of performing marriages without a license, after conducting ceremonies for 25 same-sex couples over the weekend. The crimes are misdemeanors, but West risked going to jail for a year on each count - to stand up for a principle.
Posted by ronn at March 4, 2004 11:15 PM