Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Three days after his historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti defended his action on the home front Monday while absorbing a series of political body blows from furious Republican and Conservative leaders. ...
While Grisanti has drawn praise from gay rights advocates and others in his largely Democratic district, he began to feel the political ramifications Monday. [Erie County Republican Chairman Nicholas] Langworthy and Erie County Conservative Chairman Ralph Lorigo were especially critical of his reneging on a promise to vote against the measure while campaigning last year.
"He informed me by text while he was on the floor," Langworthy said of Grisanti's Friday vote. "I urged him to stick by his word he had given. The people elected him on what he ran on. This is not tax policy or something. This is important stuff."
(Hat Tip: Angry Bear.)