Gay-Rights Activists on Duane’s Uncomfortable Calculus

State Senator Tom Duane has reportedly entertained the idea of aligning with Republicans in the State Senate in exchange for them bringing same-sex marriage legislation to the floor for a vote.
The fact that he’s even considering an alliance with Republicans is a striking turnaround. During a November 28 forum last year about same-sex marraige, Duane told the audience that Democratic senators like Ruben Diaz, Sr., shouldn’t cross the aisle to block the marriage legislation.
Duane said his message to Diaz was “that you’re a Democrat and you need to vote for a Democratic leader.”
Now, apparently, Duane is considering another option.