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G.O.P. Senator Who Voted for Gay Marriage Concedes Defeat
NY Times ^

Posted on 12/13/2012 11:34:46 AM PST by Arthurio

December 13, 2012

G.O.P. Senator Who Voted for Gay Marriage Concedes Defeat

By THOMAS KAPLAN

A Republican state senator who provided one of the pivotal votes to legalize same-sex marriage in New York State conceded defeat on Thursday in a three-way race where a conservative-leaning candidate siphoned away thousands of votes.

The outcome means that only one of the four Republican senators who went against their caucus to support allowing gay couples to marry will return to Albany.

The senator who was defeated, Stephen M. Saland of Poughkeepsie, congratulated his Democratic opponent, Terry W. Gipson, after election officials in Dutchess County finished tallying paper ballots in a vote-counting process that had dragged on for weeks because of legal challenges.

Mr. Saland lost the support of the state’s Conservative Party because of his vote over same-sex marriage, and he barely won the Republican primary in September. The challenger who nearly beat him, Neil A. Di Carlo, stayed in the race as the candidate of the Conservative Party, and ended up winning more than 14 percent of the vote on Election Day.

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TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 12/13/2012 11:34:53 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Votes have consequences.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Arthurio

I am so devastated.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 11:36:36 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Arthurio

Aww tuff titty


4 posted on 12/13/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Arthurio
NY didn't get to vote on homosexual "marriage." It was forced upon them against their will.
This man deserves to be defeated. He decided he wanted to be a dictator rather than a representative.
5 posted on 12/13/2012 11:43:36 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SandyInSeattle
Damn straight "Votes have consequences" !
So called "Establishment Republicans" had better NOT forget that !

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
6 posted on 12/13/2012 11:49:04 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Arthurio

Guess he has to pack it in.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 11:52:17 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Arthurio

AMF ex Senator Stephen M. Saland of Poughkeepsie

Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 12:20:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Arthurio
pandering to the filthy 1% is what RATS do... at least a RAT can't stab you in the back
9 posted on 12/13/2012 3:31:27 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Venturer
Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

Actually, I want it to hit him. Here, I'll help with my size 11.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 5:20:36 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

It makes Rinos really mad when they see their powerlessness to control their GOP base. Rather than adopting the cause of constitutional freedom (which globalists find uncontrolable and therefore, unwanted) they try to adopt the Left’s social agenda to weaken their own base and rooted freedom ideology.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 9:30:02 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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