Friday, May 9, 2008

Vito Fossella's lesbian sister

Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY-13) has opposed family equality for same-sex couples and their children for years. He has voted repeatedly for the Federal Marriage Amendment, and voted against or declined to co-sponsor the Uniting American Familes/Permanent Partners Immigration Act, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, the Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, and the Family Medical Leave Inclusion Act. Quite the family values guy, isn't he?

His sister Victoria might not think so.

From the 09 June 2005 Gay City News:

Staten Island Turns Out for Pride
Borough Holds Its First LGBT Parade, Festival Under Spectacular Skies

Last Saturday afternoon, as balmy sunshine banished the morning’s threat of continual rain showers, another historic New York City event unfolded—Staten Island’s first gay pride parade....

Parade participants included a sizable number of gay and lesbian parents and their families. Victoria Fosella [sic], the sister of Congressman Vito Fosella [sic], the only Republican in the city’s congressional delegation and oft-mentioned mayoral aspirant, and Ms. Fossella’s partner, Maggie Scharsella, marched the route with their twins, 1-year-old Jake and sister Karlie, to whom Ms. Scharsella gave birth....

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