With Vote on Tap, Pro Same-Sex Marriage Clergy are Coming

ALBANY—With tomorrow’s expected vote on same-sex marriage, advocates of the legislation say they’re busing in 700 clergy members from around the state.

“This list represents a diverse group of faith traditions and congregations from all corners of our state. The leaders of these religious institutions understand the spiritual value of respecting all members of their community, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender,” said Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda.

It’s unclear if the measure will pass, but state senators are preparing to debate it in chamber tomorrow.