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Bloomberg Wants a Vote on Same-Sex Marriage *Update*
May 17th, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may not want to bring same-sex marriage legislation to the floor if it has any chance of failing but Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he thinks a vote is the only appropriate way to judge support of the bill. Bloomberg was in Albany today with Council Speaker Christine Quinn to lobby Republican senators on same-sex marriage legislation and he had this to say on the matter:

I think the public has a right to know where their legislator stands and the only place where you can really find that out is when they have to register that vote publicly.”

Cuomo told reporters last week that he has no interest in seeing marriage legislation fail again:

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.

*Update* Bloomberg reportedly stormed out of a meeting with senate Republicans this afternoon looking very unhappy.

By on May 17, 2011, 4:15 pm
In category: Albany,Civil Rights,Eye on Albany | 1 Comment »

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