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Spitzer To Make ‘Gay Marriages’ Top Priority

From the New York Post:



November 16, 2007 — ALBANY – Gov. Spitzer said at a private fund-raiser that he wants a Democratic-controlled state Senate to legalize gay marriage – a highly divisive and controversial issue – as one of its first priorities in 2009, a witness to the remarks told The Post.

Spitzer, a gay-marriage proponent, pledged to help Democrats next November win the three Senate seats they need to gain the majority.

“One of the first things we’re going to do when [Senate Minority Leader] Malcolm Smith is [majority] leader is gay marriage,” the witness recounted Spitzer as telling some 60 people who paid up to $10,000 each to attend the event in Greenwich Village Wednesday night.

“Everybody applauded when he said that,” said the witness, who was among senators, Democratic activists and lobbyists at a fund-raising event for the Senate Democratic Committee. It was held in the library of the elegant West 13th Street home of HBO’s “Oz” creator Tom Fantana.

Two other witnesses, including an elected official, said they couldn’t recall Spitzer’s exact language, but added that the governor suggested a Democratic-controlled state Senate would follow the state Assembly’s action this year in passing, for the first time ever, a gay-marriage bill.

Spitzer spokeswoman Christine Anderson denied the governor said a Democratic-controlled Senate would make gay marriage a top priority. She said his reference to the Assembly passing a gay-marriage bill “was the line greeted with applause.”

While Spitzer’s remarks to public and private gatherings are often recorded, Anderson said there was no recording from the event…

During his election campaign last fall Spitzer repeatedly endorsed gay marriage, but said its adoption wasn’t one of his top priorities…

He doesn’t seem to be able to stop himself.

Maybe Hillary needs to do an intervention.

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