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New York Gay Marriage Bill: Sen. Mark Grisanti Switches Undecided Vote to 'Yes'

June 24, 2011|10:19 pm

[UPDATE: New York Senate Votes 33-29 to Pass Gay Marriage Bill]

NEW YORK – The New York Senate may have enough votes to pass the gay marriage bill after Republican Sen. Mark Grisanti of Buffalo changed his undecided vote to "yes" vote Friday night.

In his address before the Senate, Grisanti said he would vote in the affirmative on the same-sex marriage bill. He said he changed his vote after "doing research."

Although he said that as a Catholic he was raised to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, Grisanti said he could not "legally come up with an argument against same-sex marriage."

"Who am I to say that someone does not have the same rights that I have with my wife whom I love?" he said.

The gay marriage bill had 31 committed votes and Grisanti's vote could be the 32nd vote that would pass the bill.

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