Marriage Bill Moves in Assembly; Duane Says Senate Will Have ‘Spare’ Votes

ALBANY—Lobbyists advocating same-sex marriage roamed the halls of the Capitol today, meeting with legislators in the hope they would sign on to support a bill introduced by David Paterson.
There is more movement on same-sex marriage in the Assembly. That chamber’s judiciary committee today voted 14-5 to advance the bill to the floor. When it will be taken up is not immediately clear, but Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, its sponsor, says he is confident it will pass by a wider margin than it did 2007. Some members who voted against it then, he said, have switched positions.
For example, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who represents the Plattsburgh area, after much deliberation

Marriage Bill Moves in Assembly; Duane Says Senate Will Have ‘Spare’ Votes