Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chance of Marriage? Post-Kruger Edition

As we continue our look at the prospects of same-sex marriage, which is in the news again after Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with proponents of the measure, its time to turn our attention toward the vote that would have been cast by Democratic Senator and part-time troll Carl Kruger.
Kruger, one of the four amigos, was also one of the no votes on same-sex marriage when it came up in December of 2009. Now, with his apparent ouster seeming imminent as he turned himself in to the U.S. Attorney's office on Thursday, his vote could be in flux.
This represents a major coup for same-sex advocates, as Kruger's district is heavily democratic. Unfortunately for them, though, the district has a lot of immigrants and is socially conservative, which doesn't bode extremely well for the proposal.
So what does this mean? I would say too soon to tell. As we've covered so far, though, the new votes we have are Zeldin's no and Avella's yes vote.

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