Oooohhh...scary. Seriously though, I find this threat of Republican destruction to be without basis. Are there any viable conservative partys other than the Republicans in New York? Yes, I know that there is the Constitution party and the Independent Party and probably a slew of other minor parties, yet conservative voters will almost always vote for a Republican, so that the Democrats don't gain control of the legislature. Yes Republicans, you should be super scared by the social conservatives, because if you vote for gay marriage, they are going to run to a third party and by extension give their vote to a Democrat.Historically, one of the strengths of the Senate GOP has been its ability to stand together for the good of the conference. Whenever Republicans attempt to split the social and fiscal conservatives, there is a price to pay. In 2012, should same-sex “marriage” pass, the pound of flesh will come from the Republican Majority. For too long Republican leadership in New York has patronized the pro-life, pro-family voter. If Senate Republicans want this vote tomorrow, it must be earned today. The final line in the sand for the conservative-leaning Republican voter is same-sex “marriage”. Cross this line and Republican Senate candidates can expect challenges in 2012 that will not end at the September Primary.
Additionally, Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has written on his blog that legalizing same-sex marriage will make New York like China and North Korea. He states,
I don't think that the Archbishop has realized that the Government isn't "redefining" anything...in fact the people of New York overwhelmingly want marriage equality. Though I'm not one to say that "the people want it so we should do it" as I believe that is a philosophically unsound argument, the fact that the people want it - and the government isn't "imposing it upon them" - shows that the Archbishop's statements are just the last breaths of a dying movement in the state of New York. Hopefully marriage equality will be law by next week!
Constitutional Freedoms Letter