NYDN: Key Senate GOPers “close to signing off on a religious protection provision”

I’ve been rooting through the articles and tweets about the situation in Albany. This article from the NY Daily News is particularly important as it has quotes from the undecided GOPers:

Senate Republicans on Wednesday were close to signing off on a religious protection provision that could boost the chances that gay marriage will pass in New York.

“We’re close on language that I believe satisfactorily addresses the issue,” said Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-S.I.), who remains undecided on the issue.

Some senators have said such tweaks could sway them to vote “aye” on same-sex nuptials.

Last night, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson was on AC 360. Anderson views today’s potential vote as “BREAKING NEWS”:


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