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Maine ballot question indirectly affects New York

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November 12, 2009

ALBANY, New York: With New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine losing re-election, proponents of gay marriage are feeling the heat of legalizing marriage equality since Governor-elect Chris Christie is a known opponent. With the passage of Maine’s Question 1 repealing a same-sex marriage law that legalizes it, New York proponents may now feel the effects of the dilemma. According to reports, there is “little evidence” that votes for gay marriage in the state legislature are present. With the Maine example being proof that the marriage question is “unpopular” with the “electorate”, proponents in New York are pushing more for legislation.

According to Governor David Paterson, marriage is “one of those rare types of legislation that you never know what people are going to do until it hits the floor.”[1]

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