Tag Archives: George Onorato

One Down, Seven To Go: NY Sen. George Onorato (D) To Retire

NY Sen. George Onorato, one of the eight Democrats who voted against marriage equality, is retiring. Because the gays are coming after him! State Sen. George Onorato, a veteran Queens Democrat, won’t seek reelection to the seat he has held since 1983, clearing the way for a run this fall by Assemblyman Michael Gianaris. At 82, Onorato is the Senate ...

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NY Sen. George Onorato (D) Explains

“Thank you contacting me regarding same sex marriage. While I continue to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. In the months leading up to the vote, I heard frequently from constituents on both sides of the debate, and I believe my ...

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Another Potential Challenger To NY’s Anti-Equality State Senators

Queens activist Brandon Brock directs us to this Facebook page urging support for LGBT ally and civil rights attorney Jeremiah Frei-Pearson (at left in photo) who is considering challenging anti-equality incumbent NY Sen. George Onorato in the 2010 primary. Today Jim Luce writes in the Huffington Post about Frei-Pearson: This fall I am adding my voice to the chorus that ...

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Crystal Ball 2010: Traitorous Democrats Crushed By Outraged Gay Opponents

• Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) — NO• Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent) — NO• Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) — NO• Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) — NO• Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — NO• Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) — NO • George Onorato (D-Queens) — NO• William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) — NO Remember all of these names. I will be coming back to you to help fund their ...

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A Message To NY Sen. George Onorato

From Astoria’s Western Queens For Marriage Equality. Contact Onorato here.

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Tuesday: NY State Senate Marriage Vote?

NY Gov. David Paterson is calling the state Senate back to Albany on Tuesday for a special session during which he will demand a vote on marriage equality. The Empire State Pride Agenda asks all New Yorkers to immediately contact their senators and demand their support. We now need to make sure that the State Senate takes action on the ...

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New Clip From Western Queens For Marriage Equality

Western Queens For Marriage Equality sends us their latest clip urging NY state Sen. George Onorato to change his mind on same-sex marriage. Visit their Facebook group. Gov. Paterson has promised to force a vote in the state Senate sometime this month. If you are a constituent of Onorato (or even if you’re not), please consider contacting him via the ...

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Queens Dem Senator May Flip To Yes

NY Daily News is reporting that Queens Democratic Sen. George Onorato may be ready to flip his vote on marriage equality to “yes.” Onorato’s Queens office has been the subject of a nightly vigil by equality activists. But the same NYDN story also expresses doubt that anything will actually happen in the state Senate today. Now the Senate Democrats are ...

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Queens Activists Keep Pressure On NY State Sen. George Onorado

From Queens’ #1 bear cub marriage equality activist: “Brandon Brock and Kristen Plylor-Moore of Western Queens for Marriage Equality speak about their NY State Senator George Onorato’s opposition to the pending NY gay marriage equality bill.”

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Evening View – Queens Marriage Activism

Brandon Brock (far left), Brendan Fay (far right) and Astoria, Queens residents are holding nightly (5pm-8pm) vigils outside the office of Sen. George Onorado until the New York Senate has its vote on marriage equality. (Photo via Manhattan Offender)

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At The Queens Marriage Rally

About 2500 activists turned out in Astoria, Queens yesterday to pressure state Sen. George Onorado to change his mind about marriage equality. In this clip, Donna Lieberman from the NYCLU addresses the crowd. A new site MarriageNY has been created for contacting members of the New York Senate.

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