Three NY Democratic Senators to Reverse, Back Marriage Equality
In an update to its story published this morning, the NYT announces three Democrats who voted against marriage equality last time it was up have agreed to vote for it:
The three senators — Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (pictured) 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.
Three Republican senators will now have to vote for same-sex marriage if the measure is to pass in the 62-member chamber. The lone Democrat now opposing the measure, Rubén Díaz Sr., is the Senate’s most vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and is not considered swayable under any circumstances.
It's looking more and more like a vote may be happening this week. Contact your NY Senator using my Friend-setter page at Friendfactor. Or use the contact information here. Your Senator needs to hear from you.