NEW YORK, January 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has revealed that he intends to marry Sean Eldridge, his partner of five years and political director of the homosexual lobby Freedom to Marry, as soon as same-sex “marriage” is legal in New York, reports the New York Post.
The Post reveals that Hughes announced his “engagement” to Eldridge at a Freedom to Marry event – Eldridge’s organization campaigns to legalize same-sex “marriage” – that was hosted in their SoHo loft apartment.
Eldridge revealed that Hughes “got down on one knee and proposed” in Thailand on New Year’s Eve, which he described as “very traditional and very sweet.”
But the Post reported that the “wedding” is contingent on whether homosexual activists are successful in realizing their same-sex “marriage” agenda in Albany, but that Eldridge expressed confidence they could make it happen within two years.
“As you know, we can’t get married in New York, so there is more of an urgency to approve gay marriage, so we can get married here,” Eldridge said. “We’re going to get married in the next year or two for sure—we’re hoping as soon as possible.”
Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he will sign a bill legalizing same-sex “marriage” if the legislature sends it to his desk. While the Assembly consistently has passed same-sex “marriage” bills, the Senate has rejected them thanks to the leadership of pro-family Democrat Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr (D-Bronx).
Diaz proved a formidable and indefatigable defender of traditional marriage during the 2009 legislative battles. Both senator and Evangelical minister, he rallied 20,000 Hispanics over the summer in support of natural marriage, forged a broad religious coalition to oppose the bill, and was the only senator to speak in defense of marriage, appealing to Republicans to help him defeat the bill.
The efforts proved successful, with all Republicans voting their consciences with eight Democrats led by Diaz to defeat the bill. For the chief sponsor of the bill, Sen. Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan), who is openly homosexual, the result seemed unexpected, as he had told fellow senators just minutes before the December 2 vote that he was looking forward to not just being “an old gay” but soon a “married gay.”
However, unlike the previous legislature, Republicans will now control the Senate with a two seat majority (32-30) and dictate that chamber’s legislative agenda. While Republicans have consistently blocked same-sex “marriage” legislation, whenever they have had control of the Senate, they are expected to argue that the fiscal woes of the state will require all their attention.
Hughes has a lot of clout on the federal level, having played a key role in the wildly successful Internet fundraising strategies of the Obama election campaign in 2008. That strategy registered 1.5 million volunteers through myBarackObama.com and raised $600m from 3 million people.