Second Senator That Voted For Gay Marriage Is Out

09.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Four senators backed gay marriage in New York state in 2011, and now, a second one has likely lost his seat. After a count of absentee ballots, Roy McDonald was behind his opponent, Republican Saratoga County Clerk, Kathy Marchione, by 110 votes. About 50 votes have yet to be counted, and the results still need to be certified, but it will not change the outcome at this point. One other lawmaker who voted in favor of gay marriage-- James Alesi-- retired rather then face re-election. A third lawmaker, 18 Term politician Steven Saland, won by just a handful of votes. Mark Grisanti kept his seat.