29 Democrats in the Senate are committed to the bill, along with two Republicans, bringing the measure just one vote short of the 32 needed for passage. Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were in Albany on Thursday, meeting with Republicans.
"If it is brought up, there will be enough votes to pass it by a comfortable capacity," Bloomberg told reporters.
Cuomo met with three Republicans, and reportedly discussed adding exemptions to the bill for religious organizations who oppose same-sex marriage and fear legal challenges if the bill is passed.
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