O’Donnell: We’re Ready for the Same-Sex-Marriage Fight

ALBANY—Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, who sponsored a 2007 bill to legalize same-sex marriage, said he was told the bill David Paterson will introduce Thursday is an identical program bill. He is confident it will pass again in the Assembly, and had this to say about the State Senate: “When Governor Spitzer introduced his bill in 2007, we did not have the votes in the Assembly to pass the bill, but over time, we were able to gather a majority of people to vote yes.”
O’Donnell says he is “pleased as punch” with the timing of Paterson’s announcement, even if the move has not been well-received by all state legislators.

O’Donnell: We’re Ready for the Same-Sex-Marriage Fight