Thursday, June 11, 2009

Voice for Equality: Joe Bruno

Former NY Senate leader Joe Bruno in an interview in reference to the freedom to marry bill pending in the New York legislature said, "It's time. Now. For the government to back off, let people make their own life decisions, and about how they care about and who they don't care about...."

Born April 8, 1929, Bruno is a businessman and Republican politician. He was the Temporary President of the New York State Senate and its majority leader. He was first elected to the NY Senate in 1976 and has been a dominant voice in politics in his County, as well as the state. According to Towelroad, “... in 2007 Bruno refused to bring a gay-marriage bill for a vote in the Senate..." This reversal shows that conversations about equality do make a difference.

Bruno was born in Glens Falls, New York, and graduated from St. Mary's Academy. He and his wife Barbara Frasier (deceased) are parents of four children: Joseph, Susan, Kenneth and Catherine. Senator Bruno lives in Brunswick in Rensselaer County, New York.

Nominated for Voices for Equality by: Megan

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