Earlier today, 365Gay ran an article about three Democratic Senators switching their votes on marriage equality. Previously, Senators Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Shirley L. Huntley, and Carl Kruger all voted against marriage equality, but now they say they will vote for passing the legislation.
I was really excited to hear this news, but the Senate was still three votes short for passing the legislation. That was until this afternoon.
According to an article on the Advocate’s website, one Republican has turned the beat around as well. Senator James Alesi is the first Republican Senator from New York to come out in support of marriage equality. Just like the other three Senators, he previously voted against marriage equality.
That means that 30 Senators are now supporting the marriage equality legislation that is getting ready to come up for a vote. They need 32 votes to pass this. Will the Big Apple beat the Golden State to the finish line?