The Distinguished Senator From New York

by Patrick Appel

Gov. David Paterson picked Kirsten Gillibrand to take Hillary Clinton's senate seat. She doesn't seem very gay-friendly:

According to the Human Rights Campaign, she voted against the repealing of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation, opposed legislation that would grant equal tax treatment for employer-provided health coverage for domestic partners, opposed legislation to grant same-sex partners of U.S. citizens and permanent residents the same immigration benefits of married couples and opposed legislation to permit state Medicaid programs to cover low-income, HIV-positive Americans before they develop AIDS.

(Hat tip: Tapped)