Ny Primary Vote Still Being Tallied On 2 Of 3 Lawmakers Who Supported Same Sex Marriage

09.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Two state senators who voted in favor of same sex marriage last year in New york state are facing primary races so close that we won't know the results until after absentee ballots are counted. Senator Roy McDonald, of the capitol region, trailed his opponent by a little more then 100 votes at the end of the night. And senator Stephen Saland, of Poughkeepsie, led his opponent by just 42 votes. Senator Mark Grisanti, a republican from Buffalo, comfortably fended off a challenge from Kevin Stocker, Gristani 60 percent to Stocker's 40 percent. Grisanti's troubles aren't over. He represents a district that is heavily Democratic, and Democrats see him as vulnerable. Jason McGuire, the Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, says Thursday's tally shows every person who said marriage didn't matter to voters-- was wrong.