This guy is a gem. Yes, he has just announced his support and leadership in New York for recognizing gay marriage. But more importantly, he’s a funny guy. Last month, Governor Paterson was honored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. His acceptance speech begins with his characteristic dry wit, saying he’s being held against his will to do his administrative duties, and then goes on to lament not meeting John Waters.
As reported in the New York Times piece this morning, Paterson acknowledges growing up in Harlem with his Uncle Stanley and Uncle Ronald. The simple presence of a loving couple in his childhood seems to have liberated him from closed-minded, xenophobic thinking.