Even on the day of the same-sex marriage vote last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn’t sure of the outcome.
He talked privately on that day, June 24, 2011, with each of the four Republican senators who were breaking ranks from their conference to support the bill. And he talked to other senators to ensure the bill would still be brought to the floor for a vote.
In the unpredictable world of Albany politics, you can never be too confident, Cuomo explained. “So even that day, I wasn’t sure,” Cuomo said of whether New York would become the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
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