In the above video, from December 2009, State Senator Diane Savino speaks from the floor of the New York State Senate on same-sex marriage.
The Marriage Equality Bill was eventually defeated. Many anticipate the Senate to vote ‘Yes’ on gay marriage by a thin margin before the current legislative session adjourns at the end of the month.
State Senator Diane Savino represents District 23, which includes much of the North Shore of Staten Island. In Brooklyn, District 23 includes Coney Island, as well as parts of Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Borough Park and Bensonhurst.