Who Lobbied Crucial Republican on Marriage? His Wife

The Republican lawmaker who cast the decisive 32nd vote to legalize same-sex marriage revealed who may have been one of the most influential lobbyists on that issue: his wife, Linda.

“My wife has been a long-time advocate for marriage equality,” said State Senator Saland, in an interview this afternoon with members of the Poughkeepsie Journal.

“Most of the groups who came to lobby me in favor,” said Saland, “were aware or were made aware by me that they had someone in my house — my wife of nearly 46 years — who was certainly lobbying me on behalf of marriage equality.” Read More

Who Lobbied Crucial Republican on Marriage? His Wife