I meant it kind of sarcastically as Toronto is often seen as the leader in all things progressive and yet, here in ultra blue alberta, a mayor would never dream of snubbing the gay community. Hell Calgary's mayor is gay. And we're considered the red neck province... T.O.'s mayors actions kind of put a bad stink on us all, cause, like the most of us, I thought this **** was behind us.
Oh and Foof, Canada's had gay mariage for a few years now, so I don't think Bloomberg can shine a smug look in our direction.
I don't think I can read Bloomberg's mind. This is his last term in office, I believe, and hopefully the next mayoral election will offer the voters a nice assortment of candidates. NYC politics, for New Yorkers at least, is usually an interesting thing to watch. Regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat or Independent gets elected, the mayor of NYC is usually a good fit for the citizens.
You should understand that when U.S. citizens celebrate a change, it might be in context of how the west coast oftentimes thinks of itself, as the advance guard of social change, and the east coast is seen as the starched, conservative by the west coast. The two coasts seem to watch each other for each other's social change oftentimes, in my opinion.
Without wanting to offend anyone, Canada is not on the radar screen, so to speak, of many U.S. citizens, even though it has big cities, much diversity, speaks English (and French in Montreal), and its citizens can function as an American usually in the blink of an eye.