Skip to comments.NY state senator loses election after backing gay marriage
Posted on 09/25/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - A Republican state senator whose vote was crucial to legalizing gay marriage in New York has lost his primary election while a Senate colleague who also broke with the party's stance against same-sex unions narrowly escaped defeat.
Senators Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland were among four New York Senate Republicans to cast key votes last year to make New York the most populous U.S. state to allow homosexual marriages. After a count of absentee ballots, McDonald was determined to have lost his race while Saland narrowly won in September 13 primary elections.
Mark Grisanti, another Republican senator who backed the gay marriage measure, which passed New York's Republican-controlled Senate on a 33-29 vote in June 2011, won his primary race by a clear margin. A fourth senator who supported the bill was not seeking re-election.
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To the headline: good
Damn - was hoping it was Grisanti
WTH is wrong with people .
Two can call their relationship anything they want, but it isn’t marriage and will never be marriage.Try to marry two male ends of your garden hose and see how that works.
I guess Bloomy didn’t keep his promise to give him cover.
Exactly. There is no need for politicians like them in an allegedly conservative party.
Or replace all electrical outlets with plugs and see how that works.
Slow but sure we have to take this nation back. We didn’t win both battles, but we beat this clown.
Thumbs up to those New Yorkers who fired this guy who insists we all celebrate sodomy.
Showing one out of three the door means we have much more work to do in this State.
Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
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I am sure he was given enough money to more than justify the sacrifice, guy is probably set for life.
The real question is this: will the New York GOP push aggresively for return of gay marriage ban? My guess would be NO. It is a “settled issue” and “no need to go backwards” just like Romney and Ryan on DADT.