NY Senator Lanza Seeks Broader Religious Exemptions in Marriage Equality Bill, Calls it ‘Line in the Sand’


After a meeting with Governor Cuomo attended by Senators Lanza, Hannon, and Saland this evening, Hannon and Saland left without saying anything to press. Senator Andrew Lanza held a short gaggle and told press that broader religious exemptions is a "line in the sand" for his vote, according to reporters on the scene.

Capitol Confidential has more:

“We wouldn’t want to create a situation where people’s religious beliefs are threatened or challenged by something we do here,” said Sen. Andrew Lanza, R-Staten Island. “There’s no middle ground, we want to get it right…If you get it wrong, you expose our religious organizations to litigation, and we shouldn’t do that.”