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05/02/2011

NY: GOP Sen. makes silent decision; fine, so long as he makes audible 'aye'

by Jeremy Hooper

Last time, as you might be unfortunate enough to remember, the entire Republican caucus in the New York Senate voted as a block against marriage equality. But now -- but now -- some are at least giving us hope, even if said hope remains close to the vest:

AlesiSen. James Alesi, R-Perinton, said he knows which way he’ll vote on the issue of gay marriage—but he’s not telling.

Much was made of the Monroe County senator’s “no” vote last year when a bill to legalize same-sex marriage came to the floor, when he was seen agonizing over his decision before reluctantly casting his vote. That bill failed in the Senate, 38 to 24.

Alesi said he won’t make his position public because he’s the first Republican on the roll, and he doesn’t want his decision to sway the other members of the majority conference if the bill comes up again.

FULL:
Alesi: Decided on gay marriage, but not telling [Politics on the Hudson]

Sounds promising. Not sure how anyone who was on the fence could go through a period of quiet consideration and not see that full equality is the way of the state, the constitution -- the future.

But then again, we've been pricked by that pointy fence before. So we, unlike Sen. Alesi, can't afford to stay mum:

New Yorker's United for Marriage Phonebank
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I'm Jeremy. Help me win marriage in NY.
Call your legislator here. Our voices matter!

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