In case you haven't seen the news, it appears the pressure we've been putting on the swing GOP senators in New York is paying off.
This morning, the New York Post(yes, the Post!) reports that
seven or more Senate Republicans have signaled Gov. Cuomo that they're ready to legalize same-sex marriage, more than enough to put the controversial and historic measure over the top this week
According to the article, which cites only a "highly knowledgeable Senate insider,"
Among the unexpected potential Senate Republican "yes" votes, insiders say, are Kemp Hannon of Nassau County, Charles Fuscillo of Suffolk County, Betty Little of Glens Falls, Andrew Lanza of Staten Island, Greg Ball of Putnam County, James Alesi of Rochester, and Roy McDonald of Rensselaer County -- all of whom helped defeat gay marriage when the vote was held in December 2009.
This is great news if it's true!
I know that many of us have been writing letters, making calls, and watching as major players in New York State politics are showing their support. Over and over again, business, political, and religious leaders have made the case for marriage equality.... and let's face it, when conservative money is spent supporting it, you know the time has come. And when the most ardent opponents are making clowns of themselves, you know the time has come.
We can't rest on our laurels, however - the vote hasn't happened yet. But I know the opposition is nervous. We're getting robocalls from NOM twice a day. We're seeing awful commercials spreading the familiar bigoted lies.
We have work to do. But justice will out.