NY State senator Grisanti says “No” to marriage equality

From Capital Tonight:New York GOP state Sen. Mark Grisanti now says that he will definitely vote against same-sex marriage because of the word “marriage.”

There were hopes that Grisanti would be one of the Republicans in the state Senate who might be swayed to change his position.

Grisanti represents one of the most Democrat-dominated districts in the state. He ousted a “yes” voter on marriage, former Democratic Sen. Antoine Thompson, in last year’s elections.

Grisanti’s on-the-fence status drew him the attention of Lady Gaga, a major gay rights advocate, during a her concert in Buffalo back in March. But apparently, even the pressure of her Little Monsters hasn’t been enough to sway the senator.