(Tony Perkins Washington Update via Email) People who were predicting a photo finish for same-sex "marriage" in New York were surprised to see the bill limp over the finish line yesterday after a monster victory for conservatives. The Senate vote was so lopsided--38 to 24--that even Republicans were shocked by the final tally. The bill's sponsor, Gov. David Paterson (D), who may have pushed the issue into an early grave, was stunned by the beating the legislation took in a Senate controlled by liberal Democrats. A 14-vote margin is "pretty substantial," Paterson told reporters. So substantial, in fact, that it may give New Jersey's leaders all the ammunition they need to bury their same-sex "marriage" bill this session.
Against his better judgment, Gov. Paterson forced a vote on the issue just one month after Maine voters turned out en force to repeal a similar bill in their state. And just up the road from Albany, New Yorkers had also made their feelings known on the issue in District 23's special election, a race that forced a liberal Republican to drop out over her support for homosexual "marriage." Obviously, these senators counted the political costs before doing the bidding of the radical Left. They're finally learning that it doesn't pay to go against the American people. Those who do should be prepared to lose a lot more than gay "marriage."