Equality is the goal, from marriage to the military
"Basic equality" is the central political goal of the gay community, according to Assemblymember Deborah Glick. The struggle for marriage legislation is at the heart of this campaign. Glick, along with many others in the gay leadership, is optimistic that, with Governor Eliot Spitzer's support, the issue is moving steadily forward in Albany. State Senator Tom Duane, who has been "fighting for marriage legislation for most of this decade," says he has a positive outlook, but "we're not there yet."