With the budget decided and issues like the official state vegetable unlikely to see legislative action, the attention of official Albany will turn this spring to same sex marriage....aka 'marriage equality.'
Its not something that's a big issue in upstate districts, but polling data shows increasing acceptance of the change. Two years ago the matter failed in the Senate by a 38-24 vote with a handful of Democrats joining all the Republicans in opposing it.
This year Governor Cuomo is fully behind the change and the LGBT, or whatever the acronym is, is a big deal in NYC politics. Its sort of like the NRA in rural districts as lawmakers seek the endorsement.
Of course I am in no way equating guns and gays. Its just that certain interest groups are important in certain areas......
The composition of the Senate is similar to two years ago, and to pass this will take a couple GOP votes.
I suspect our Senator will not be as quick to post on Facebook about this issue as she was chili or kickball. A lot of people surely favor the change up here too or at least are ambivalent.....A lot are against too.
Where as polling showed support for kickball was north of 90%.
One voice for same-sex marriage - Times Union