Stonewall’s New President: Matt Carlin

Having control of the state Senate flip from Republicans to Democrat would “absolutely” help get a same-sex marriage law passed this year, said Matthew Carlin, the newly elected president of Stonewall Democrats.

Carlin, an attorney in Manhattan, was elected last night.

Carlin told me last night that one of the club’s first priorities under his leadership would be to help put Democrats in control of the state Senate by electing Craig Johnson on Long Island. The club is planning a fund-raiser and volunteer drive in the coming days.

— Azi Paybarah