Pro-Same-Sex-Marriage Senator Not Pleased With Paterson’s Push

ALBANY—David Paterson’s suggestion of bringing same-sex marriage to the floor of the State Senate is getting a less-than-warm reception there from proponents of same-sex marriage.
“This is what I think: This isn’t Las Vegas, and I’m not willing to gamble with a new strategy on anyone’s civil rights. And that’s what I have to say,” State Senator Tom Duane, the only openly gay member of the chamber and the bill’s sponsor, said in a brief phone interview.
Paterson, on three upstate radio stations, explained that he would like to reintroduce the bill regardless of whether it can pass, to let the public here debate on what he acknowledged is a hot-button issue.

Pro-Same-Sex-Marriage Senator Not Pleased With Paterson’s Push