Local Assembly same-sex marriages votes

NYS Capitol from ESPWe know a bunch of people who read AOA are following the same-sex marriage issue, so we looked up how local Assembly members voted yesterday (the Assembly as a whole passed a bill allowing for same-sex marriage 89-52).

The list -- with a comparison to votes on the 2007 version of the bill -- is after the jump.

* George Amedore replaced Paul Tonko in the 105th District -- Tonko voted YES in 2007
** Tony Jordan replaced Roy McDonald the 112th District -- McDonald voted NO in 2007

2007 votes pulled from a list compiled by Liz Benjamin

Comments

I'm glad Reilly came around. He's a good guy, and there's really no good reason he voted the wrong way in 2007.

Notice the lack of comments around this one? Strange, nobody cares about the people who can actually have an effect on this issue, but when a mayoral candidate states that he prefers civil unions we see a thousand posts blasting him, even though he has no control over it.

@herberjo - I think it's more just that everyone already knows where everyone stands at the state level already so there's less of a suprise. It's hard to be all "How dare Tedisco!" when everyone already knew he was a ______ ______ _____.

Although I am surprised this Reily guy switched. You'd think it'd be one of those things that people are convinced about either way and that's that forever.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + We gave away tickets to the Gathering of the Farm Cideries by asking:... (more)

Today's moment of winter

Walking up State Street, for a moment, it was all blue skies, sunshine, and wispy clouds. Then it was February again.... (more)

The untaxed city within the city

The map above depicts parcels in the city of Albany from which, for various reasons, the city doesn't get property taxes. It's from a slide... (more)

"I wish we'd asked, 'What can we do for you?'"

Over at City Lab there's an interesting look at how some of the people involved with the creating the very popular High Line park in... (more)

Way more than 3 points

Hitting the half court shot wasn't the big surprise, as it turned out. Though the made basket wasn't in the plan! (That Gazette article includes... (more)

Recent Comments

Is there a volunteer group of any kind that clears sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops after storms for people who can't do it themselves or places that don't have anyone to look after it? I'd be interested and willing to pitch in, provided I'm not giving anyone a free ride on their civic duty.

Examining the forces and maps that redlined the city of Albany

...has 3 comments, most recently from Paul

The untaxed city within the city

...has 1 comment, most recently from Ben Dover

The EBA building on Lark Street is up for auction

...has 2 comments, most recently from chris burnett

New life for buildings in Schenectady's Eastern Ave neighborhood -- and aspirations to lift the whole neighborhood

...has 6 comments, most recently from Frank Marro

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from mg