Gay marriage may be voted on in the New Jersey state Senate this week. It’s in the Judiciary Committee, and if it passes, it should get an up-down vote in the whole Senate later this week. A guy named Steven Goldstein, who ran Jon Corzine’s campaign for the Democratic Senate nomination in 2000, is the leader of Garden State Equality, a gay rights group that has (as you’d expect) been at the fore of gay marriage push in New Jersey. Here he is Monday, just before the Judiciary Committee meeting:
"I’m so deeply moved by the support of the gay community, but I’m even more deeply moved that many of the people here today – probably about half – are straight. For a civil rights organizer, that’s a dream."
"He’s a repulsive human being," said Goldstein, the chairman of gay-rights group Garden State Equality and a rabbinical student. "He’s an anti-Semite. He’s anti-Jewish. He negotiates with Hamas terrorists. He’s an utter plague on the Democratic Party."
Some civil rights leader, eh?