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Liz Benjamin and Rick Karlin Discuss the Failed Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The state Senate has voted down a landmark bill that would've legalized gay marriage. Liz Benjamin of the New York Daily News and Rick Karlin of the Albany Times Union discuss with WNYC's Amy Eddings what it means that eight Democrats voted against the bill. Karlin says Democrats were running scared, afraid of anti-incumbent sentiments. And Benjamin says Albany has become a place "where you can't trust anyone anymore." The full conversation is below.

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Phyllis Rampulla

As a resident of NY, I'm gratified to see that our elected officials have responded to the will of the people by voting down the bill that would have imposed same sex marriage. The phrase itself is incongruous since marriage can only be defined, now and forever, as the union of one man and one woman.

Call it a civil union or whatever else you would like, but don't pervert the term marriage.

Dec. 05 2009 06:54 PM

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