Tom Duane Just Isn't That Into Mark Ruffalo

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Movie star Mark Ruffalo isn’t State Senator Thomas Duane’s type.

The Observer overheard Senator Duane explaining why Mr. Ruffalo isn’t on his celebrity crush list outside today’s hydrofracking hearing at BMCC where both men spoke against the controversial natural gas drilling procedure. 

The Senator gave his assessment of Mr. Ruffalo while talking to a group of people in a courtyard outside the hearing. Senator Duane, who is the only openly gay member of the New York State Senate, said he’s not attracted to Mr. Ruffalo because the actor bats for the other team.

“I like him as a person, but no,” Senator Duane

“Not your type?” a woman in the group asked.

“He’s not gay,” Senator Duane answered. “I’ve developed very good gay-dar, very good bi-dar over the years. He’s not gay.”

Senator Duane’s assessment of Mr. Ruffalo’s sexuality seems to be correct. Mr. Ruffalo has been married to actress Sunrise Coigney since 2000. Tom Duane Just Isn't That Into Mark Ruffalo