Balk posts an update on one of the Democratic state senators who voted to kill marriage equality in New York last week:

“Sen. Hiram Monserrate has been sentenced to three years of probation and one year of counseling for his misdemeanor conviction of assaulting his girlfriend with a broken glass, reports a Monserrate aide who was in the courtroom to hear the judge’s decision.” Unfortunately for Monserrate, the judge left in place an order of protection which prevents him from seeing the woman, whom he wants to marry. And everyone knows how painful it is when you’re told you can’t wed the person you love, right?

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