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Cuomo: No Marriage Bill Until Votes Are There
May 11th, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference earlier today that he won’t introduce a program bill in the senate to legalize gay marriage until it is clear that there are enough votes to pass the measure. There was no pending same-sex marriage bill pending in either house until Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell introduced a bill yesterday. Cuomo said that the Assembly vote is a foregone conclusion.

The question is whats going to happen in the Senate,” Cuomo told reporters. “The discussions that Ive had with the collective group that is working on this in a unified way is we want to pass a bill. we dont want to bring a bill up in the Senate that will fail, right? We dont want to have an instant replay of last year. Its not about having a vote for a sake of a vote. Its about if its going to pass. and the conversations were having now will education as to whether well bring the bill to a vote.

Cuomo seemingly sent mixed signals on the issue on Monday when he did not address the a marriage for same-sex marriage in Albany that drew thousands. He sent Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy in his stead.

By on May 11, 2011, 2:10 pm
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