A name has not yet been released, but sources close to those with the New York State Republican Conference have confirmed a thirty-second vote has been “secured” for the passage of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Marriage Equality Act, according to the Knickerbocker Ledger.
As the Senate goes through what is being called “the big ugly” -– property cap reform, tuition for public colleges, and rent control regulation -– the vote for marriage equality may not be until the wee hours on Thursday.
Last week, Republican Sens. James Alesi and Roy McDonald broke from their party to support the bill.
There were many who were expecting Wednesday to be an historic night at the State Capitol in Albany, but those anticipating an outcome will wait a little bit longer.
Reportedly all the roadblocks in the religious protection language of the bill had been eliminated, but GOP leaders were still mulling over a decision on whether to bring marriage equality to the floor for a vote.