NY: Senator Grisanti (R) Voted for Marriage Equality Because He Couldn’t Come Up With a Legal Reason Not To

Written by scott on June 25th, 2011

Senator Mark GrisantiNew York State Senator Mark Grisanti and three additional Republicans in the Senate on Friday helped make New York the sixth – and most populous – state in the nation to legalize gay marriage. Before casting his vote, Grisanti told fellow lawmakers that he couldn’t find a legal reason to oppose marriage equality.

Grisanti said he previously opposed such unions because of his religious upbringing. “The issue of same-sex marriage was never a strong topic of discussion among family and friends. I simply opposed it in the Catholic sense of my upbringing.”

“As a Catholic, I was raised to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I’m not here, however, as a senator who is just Catholic. I’m also here with a background as an attorney. To which I look at things and I apply reason.”

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