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Two Senators - what were they promised?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Salty

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    Gov Cuomo (NY) lobbied very hard especially with two Republican State Senators. They finally caved in and voted to legalize immorality for New York. I have been unable to find the two Republicans by name. Will try to keep you posted.

    I'm just wondering what they/their districts will get in turn? I trust the Conservative Party will be digging deep into this travesty.

    And this had better be a big issue in our state elections in Nov of 2012.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/nyregion/gay-marriage-approved-by-new-york-senate.html

    "Senator Mark J. Grisanti, a Republican from Buffalo who had sought office promising to oppose same-sex marriage, told his colleagues he had agonized for months"

    "Senator James S. Alesi, a suburban Rochester Republican who voted against the measure in 2009 and was the first to break party ranks this year."

    "Besides Mr. Alesi and Mr. Grisanti, the four Republicans who voted for the measure included Senators Stephen M. Saland from the Hudson Valley area and Roy J. McDonald of the capital region.

    Just one lawmaker rose to speak against the bill: [Democrat] Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx"
     
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    This will be one major thing that will be hammered upon the GOP candidate for president, and one that obama and his crew will use to win yet again.

    The American people are not smart enough. They'd vote to support this, and or against the GOP candidate who doesn't support it, and at the same time vote to continue to destroy America, and, vote to give gov more control over their lives, and, vote to not have a job. But at least they can be gay and get married too. That's the wisdom of man turned into foolishness..
     
  4. Salty

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    Diaz is an ordained minister with the Church of God (Cleaveland) and pasto of Christian Community Neighborhood Church in NYC.
     
  5. Robert Snow

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    Let me see if I understand this correctly. Two republicans voted in favor of same-sex marriage and one democrat voted against it, right?
     
  6. Salty

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    Incorrect
    ......................yea....no..Total
    Republicans........4.....28....32
    Democrats........29.......1....30
    Total................33......29...62
     
  7. annsni

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    All of the Long Island guys voted against it. Long Island still stands against it even though we have a huge "gay pride" parade in my hometown (just 7 miles away from here) every year. Other than NYC, I doubt there are many areas in the state that are very "for" this issue.
     
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