UPDATE: Below the fold, NOM “celebrates.”
Here are the Dems who helped defeat it:
• Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) — NO
• Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent) — NO
• Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) — NO
• Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) — NO
• Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — NO
• Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) — NO
• George Onorato (D-Queens) — NO
• William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) — NO
Below is a list of the yeas and nays to marriage equality in the NY Senate.
YES: 24 NO: 38
FULL ROLL CALL
Eric Adams (D) – YES “This is about love.”
Joseph Addabbo (D) – NO
|Carl Marcellino (R) – NO
George Maziarz (R) – NO
Roy McDonald (R) – NO
Hiram Monserrate (D) – NO
Velmanette Montgomery (D) – YES
Thomas Morahan (R) – NO
Michael Nozzolio (R) – NO
George Onorato (D) – NO
Suzi Oppenheimer (D) – YES
Frank Padavan (R) – NO
Kevin Parker (D) – YES
Bill Perkins (D) – YES
Michael Ranzenhofer (R) – NO
Joseph Robach (R) – NO
Stephen Saland (R) – NO
John Sampson (D) – YES
Diane Savino (D) – YES
Eric Schneiderman (D) – YES
Jose Serrano (D) – YES
James Seward (R) – NO
Dean Skelos (R) – NO
Malcolm Smith (D) – YES
Daniel Squadron (D) – YES
William Stachowski (D) – NO
Toby Ann Stavisky (D) – YES
Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) – YES
Antoine Thompson (D) – YES
David Valesky (D) – YES
Dale Volker (R) – NO
George Winner (R) – NO
Catherine Young (R) – NO
The New York state senate just rejected gay marriage 38 to 24. Praise God!
And thank you. NOM spent $600,000 reaching out to voters through phone calls and television and radio ads to make sure politicians heard from ordinary voters like you.
Gay marriage inevitable? Don't believe the lie! You can make a difference and we at NOM are so proud to work with you and millions of other ordinary Americans who know in their hearts that marriage IS the union of husband and wife.
It has been a real privilege to work alongside so many state leaders determined to protect marriage in New York. Special thanks to Rev. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms for his tireless efforts on the ground, and to State Senator Ruben Diaz who was in his office praying before the vote and has been a true leader on this issue.
And to all of you in New York, a special thank you. I know sometimes we ask you over and over again to make phone calls and emails to your elected officials, but it is your phone calls and emails that ultimately made the difference today. Up until the last minute, Sen. Tom Duane was assuring everyone that he had the votes to pass the bill. But when push came to shove, New York legislators listened to their constituents and soundly rejected same-sex marriage.
This great victory will reverberate up and down America, putting the fear of God–and the American voter–into the hearts of weak-kneed and weak-willed politicians everywhere.
Usually, I don’t
ask for donations in victory emails like this, but I feel I must make you aware of our urgent needs today. We have totally over-extended ourselves in the fight to protect marriage in Maine, New York, and New Jersey. Our accounts are empty, and we desperately need to raise funds now so that we are ready when the next fight arises.
Thank you! Today is a day to celebrate!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542
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