Ann Tischer makes a beautiful case, and the only response her Senator can manage is...it's his "feeling" that she doesn't deserve equality.
I'm no expert on the New York legislature, but do they swear to protect and defend their feelings?
I only wish she'd asked the logical follow-up question:
"Senator, the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees that no state can deny any US citizen the privileges and immunities of citizenship; and no state may deny any person the equal protection of the laws. The New York Constitution also says that no person shall be denied the equal protection.
Do you believe that homosexuals are not people, not citizens, or both?"