Ten years ago, Rudy Giuliani's second divorce was not going well. A gay couple, Howard Koeppel and Mark Hsiao offered their midtown apartment to the then-Mayor Giuliani, who ended up living there for six months. What could he do to acknowledge their graciousness? "I asked if he would marry us," Koeppel told the New York Post. "He said, 'Howard, I don't ever do anything that's not legal. If it becomes legal in New York, you'll be one of the first ones I would marry.' "
Gay marriage is now legal New York state, and Rudy Giuliani is nowhere to be found. The New York Post reports:
Ten years later, Koeppel is distressed that his former house guest hasn't returned the many calls he began making before the legislation was passed last week…
"He doesn't usually say things just to make you feel good," said Koeppel. "He's straight as an arrow." Still, Koeppel's miffed and says he's waiting to hear a good reason why Giuliani won't perform a lawful ceremony. "He wouldn't be married three times if he was holier than thou," Koeppel concluded.
Actually, Rudy Giuliani does sometimes say things just to make people feel good--especially when he's considering running for president. When New York's same-sex marriage bill passed, the former mayor played both sides. "I'm glad the people that felt discriminated against had that sort of burden of discrimination lifted," Giuliani said in an interview with NBC New York. "I still favor marriage as being defined between a man and a woman but I completely understand what people are striving for, but I was very glad to see people relieved of this burden of discrimination, which is a terrible thing to feel."