In any event, the bill’s collapse was a victory for the Roman Catholic Church, which led a shrewd and relentless campaign against the measure.
No, this is not from today’s headline story in the Times. Yes, the New York Catholic bishops, in their infinite wisdom, did campaign against the right of marriage for all people, not just straight people.
This quote, though, is from a story about the New York Catholic bishops who, in their infinite wisdom, campaigned against the Child Victims Act, which would loosen statute of limitations restrictions on lawsuits against child molesters.
Sexual abuse of children: no problem. Gay people who love each other getting married: no way.
The New York State legislature, in its infinite wisdom, went along with those saintly bishops both times.