Three more New York senators will vote “yes” on marriage
June 13, 2011
Written by Communications Intern Katie Garcia
UPDATE: Capitol Tonight is reporting that Sen. James Alesi has announced that he will vote for the marriage bill. Sen. Alesi is the first Republican to announce support for the bill
Today, three New York state senators who previously voted against marriage in 2009 announced they will now vote for marriage legislation.
From the New York Times City Room blog:
The three senators — Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Shirley L. Huntley of Queens and Carl Kruger of Brooklyn — all voted against the measure in 2009, when it failed by a wide margin. Their switch to the yes column leaves all but one Senate Democrat supporting same-sex marriage — and the fate of the legislation in the hands of the Republican majority in the chamber.
New Yorkers United for Marriage had this to say:
Today, loving, committed same-sex couples -- and their families and friends – from across this great State have moved one step closer to realizing their dreams. We remain hopeful and confident that this momentum continues to build so that marriage equality becomes a reality before the end of this Legislative session.
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