ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The fight over legalizing gay marriage in
New York is getting ugly online.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has blogged that he loves gay
people who want to get married but still ardently opposes gay
marriage. He's been one of the targets of cyber abuse. The
vulgarities have prompted the banning of some commenters on the
Catholic church's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos has also
closed down the comments on his Facebook page after supporters of
gay marriage used vulgarities and posted the home addresses of
senators opposed to gay marriage.
Democratic Sen. Diane Savino, who supports gay marriage, also
had an onslaught of offensive postings by opponents.
The question in New York is viewed as a pivotal moment in the
national gay rights movement.
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