NY1 has conducted the first (to my knowledge) complete marriage equality poll of New York’s state Senators. The outlook is not great.
As members of the New York State Senate ponder whether to hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage before the current legislative session expires, an exclusive NY1 survey of all 62 state Senators suggests that supporters of the bill are facing an uphill battle in their fight to get it passed this month. Twenty lawmakers tell NY1 that they would vote “yes” on the controversial bill, with 15 Senators either undecided or noncommittal. The measure would need 32 votes to pass. According to the NY1 tally, if only four more undecided lawmakers decide to oppose gay marriage, the bill would fail.
Darrel Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, John Flanagan, R-Suffolk, Charles Fuschillo, Nassau/Suffolk, Martin Golden, R-Brooklyn, Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, Shirley Huntley, D-Queens, William Larkin, R-Cornwall, Kenneth LaValle, R-Suffolk, Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, Carl Marcellino, R-Nassau/Suffolk, George Maziarz, R-Newfane, Michael Nozzolio, R-Seneca Falls, George Onorato, D-Queens, Frank Padavan, R-Queens/Bronx/Nassau, Michael Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, Joseph Robach, R-Greece, Stephen Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, James Seward, R-Milford, Dean Skelos, R-Nassau, William Stachowski, D-Buffalo, Dale Volker, R-Depew, George Winner, R-Elmira, Catharine Young, R-Olean
John Bonacic, R-Mt. Hope, Brian Foley, D-Suffolk, Ruth Hassel-Thompson, D-Bronx/Westchester, Owen Johnson, R-Suffolk, Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn, Andrew Lanza, R-Staten Island, Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, Hiram Monserrate, D-Queens, John Sampson, D-Brooklyn, David Valesky, D-Oneida
Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, James Alesi, R-East Rochester, Kemp Hannon, R-Nassau, Vincent Leibell, R-Westchester, Thomas Morahan, R-Rockland
Please consider all of the above Non-Yes people to be movable on this issue. We HAVE been surprised in the very recent past. Contact your state Senator here.