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Catholic Conference claims Maine vote shows New York should back off marriage equality

“A lot of our job was done for us by the electorate in Maine and the electorate in the north country…. Why is it beneficial for Republicans to take on this very controversial issue right now? It’s not. And we’re making sure to remind them of what happened last Tuesday.”
— Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York State Catholic Conference, the political arm of the state’s bishops, on the state legislature’s delay of a vote on a marriage equality bill. New York Gov. David Patterson has promised a vote on the bill in the current calendar year. (New York Times)

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