13 9 / 2011
“Why are we here? Rome is burning. We are on the edge of a double-dip recession,” he said. “Yet, we’ve been called back to this special session to the cost of $50,000 a day not to improve our economy, not even to alleviate the suffering of those down east. No, we are here because some of you want to graft onto our constitution controversial and discriminatory legislation.”
Senator Josh Stein, District 16, Wake County, North Carolina. I was moved by his obvious fury and frustration in the floor debate, and emailed him to thank him for his efforts and give him some encouragement. He wrote me back. I’m not even a constituent.