Gay Senator's Fury over Bishop

By Kenneth Lovett
New York Post [Albany NY]
January 9, 2003

ALBANY - The state Senate's only openly gay member yesterday took on the Catholic Church.
Sen. Tom Duane (D-Manhattan) was upset that Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard delivered the legislative session's opening prayer and then sat on the podium during the brief Senate session.

Duane, a Catholic, fired off an angry letter to Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, asking that priests not be allowed to pray in the Senate in light of the ongoing Catholic Church sex scandal.

A spokesman for Bruno said Duane's letter "doesn't even dignify a response."


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