The Oneonta Daily Star printed an emphatic call for New York to legalize gay marriage today, in a strongly-worded editorial that cited the First Amendment and Elton John:
Singer Elton John, who is openly gay, said he is tired of being treated like a second-class citizen in the U.S. John became a father to a baby boy on Christmas Day with his partner, David Furnish.
John is right. Gays are treated unfairly in our country. They are denied the right to marry the person they love. ...
It's time we stopped degrading our gay brothers and sisters. They are people, too, and they deserve the same rights as every other person.
The paper states that New York's new set of government officials could take up the issue this spring.