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Gambling on a favourable same-sex tide

New York Democratic governor David Paterson hopes to ride the momentum


 

New York Democratic governor David Paterson, a consistent supporter of gay rights, is hoping to ride the momentum building in other states by introducing legislation to make marriage between same-sex couples legal. The step would be a political gamble, because any legislation would face an uphill climb in the State Senate, where Democrats do not have enough votes to get the measure approved, meaning that its chances will rest in the hands of a few Republicans.

The Pew Forum


 
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