Skip to comments.GOP swings both ways on gay-marriage bill (New York)
Posted on 06/13/2011 2:02:06 PM PDT by LonelyCon
Seven or more Senate Republicans have signaled Gov. Cuomo that they're ready to legalize same-sex marriage, more than enough to put the controversial and historic measure over the top this week, The Post has learned.
A highly knowledgeable Senate insider said yesterday that "far more of the [GOP] members are in play than anyone realizes, including some surprising names from conservative upstate areas."
Influences contributing to the changes of heart are secret Republican polls showing majority support for gay marriage in key swing districts and the strong possibility that the GOP could lose control of the Senate next year to Democrats campaigning on the issue, sources said. But despite the growing support, passage of same-sex marriage remains uncertain at the start of the final full week of the legislative session.
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This is the reason for the slanted polls. Influence. If they REALLY wanted to do the will of the people it would be on a ballot.
So voting yes on a liberal issue is a sure-fire way to win over the conservatives who helped put you into office ...
They’ve been bought off, which is par for the course for Yankees.
Fixed it for ya.
And then ...
When will these fools learn that they can’t give a person the right to marry to his boyfriend her to her girlfriend..They are trying to play God all of them and one day all will be very sorry..
My Senator, Roy McDonald is one of the pubbies caving. Quite a disappointment as he voted it down in 2009.
Just sent him a terse email.
Anyone feel free to email him, even if not in NY, tell him you’ll send $ to replace him next election.
It could go either way, and I urge pro-family NYers to write a letter to the editor, and contact their state senators to let them know that this won’t stop at gay “marriage.”
Same-sex “marriage” laws lead to religious discrimination:
“Bostons Catholic Charities to stop adoption service over same-sex law”
But it’s not only MA:
“Same-sex marriage law forces D.C. Catholic Charities to close adoption program”
“Illinois Catholic Charities vows to resist same-sex adoptions”
So it’s down to too Republicans, and I heard that they are McDonald and Little. I’m really surprised about Betty Little, especially since she is pro-life.
Anyway, if you have family and friends in this district, ask them to call these two senators.
Thank you Hush44 for contacting McDonald.
The issue of marriage and gay rights in general is unlike any recent issue.
To those who support it, EVEN those who are pretty logical in their overall political thinking, THERE IS NOTHING THE GAYS CAN DO THAT IS WRONG!
A straight friend, someone you have counted on to be loyal and true for years, if he hears you disagree with any aspect of gay culture or ways, will call you a bigot, just as soon as a gay activist will.
How did this happen? That heterosexuals who support gay rights, are starting to hate other heterosexuals who are not on board? I am NOT exaggerating.
If State Senators Padavan and Maltese (Republicans) had won reelection, they would have voted against this bill. Also, George Onorato, a conservative Democrat, would have voted against it. All three were replaced by socially liberal pro abortion, pro gay marriage DEMOS. Skelos should not allow this to come up for a vote.
Next on the agenda: legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy - Andrew Cuomo needs to be denounced from the pulpit and excommunicated.
Unfortunately, McDonald caved and will vote yes for gay “marriage.”
From my email from Tony Perkins of FRCaction.org:
“Contact your state senator and other senators in the state as well and let them know people have a right to live as they choose but they do not have a right to redefine marriage.
These senators are seen as “on the fence” on the issue of if marriage is between one man and one woman:
Greg Ball (40, Putnam County) (518) 455-3111
Joe Griffo (47, Utica) (518) 455-3334
Mark Grisanti (60, Buffalo, Grand Island, Niagara Falls) (518) 455-3240
Andrew Lanza (24, Staten Island) (518) 455-3215
Betty Little (45, North Country stretching from Plattsburgh to Glens Falls) (518) 455-2811
Jack Martins (7, Nassau County/Garden City) 518-455-3265”
However, I heard prolife, Betty Little will vote No!
wow.... So McDonald did cave
When is the vote?
the NY GOP will not get a dime from me.
From my email from the American Family Association:
“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has submitted a bill to allow homosexuals to enter into marriage in New York state. The Marriage Equality Act will redefine marriage and destroy God’s design of marriage as between “one man and one woman”
While the bill purports to protect “religious freedom” by allowing members of religious bodies to refuse to perform same-sex marriages, those will quickly be dismissed by activist judges through numerous “discrimination” and “hate crime” lawsuits.”
“So McDonald did cave
When is the vote?”
My local news guessed the vote would be Friday, but it could be sooner or later, so let’s keep fighting.