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Gay couples watch Albany marriage debate, feel accepted by public, but not state
The Journal News • Jun 13, 2011
Gay and lesbian couples, along with their family members, see a deeply personal stake in Albany politics this month as lawmakers weigh whether to establish the right to same-sex marriage by the end of the session June 20. They are closely watching a handful of state senators who have not declared an official stance, including as Fessler's own representative, Republican Sen. Greg Ball of Carmel.
At least six additional senators have declined to take a position, according to a survey by Gannett's Albany Bureau. The bill needs 32 Senate votes to pass, and has support from 26 Democrats.
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