Dear Cousin Tom…
I wish I were contacting you with some scandalous family news, but I’m not.
Gay cousin Michael (Libous) here with some thoughts I need to share. (Governor Cuomo asked me to contact you.)
As you know, our state is in a ‘state’ right now pondering the question of gay marriage and all of its trappings. Having recently met a man with whom I hope to spend the last trimester of my life, many questions arise regarding our current state of civil equality.
I’m sure you’re aware that approximately 1000 federal and some 700 state rights are currently not available to me as a gay New Yorker. This sickens me.