In this video of the debate on marriage equality in the New York state senate, Diane Savino emerges as a hero to the LGBT community.
She makes it clear that religion has a right to decide whom they do and do not want to marry, but “city hall does not.”
She talks about Senator Tom Duane’s committed relationship with his partner Louis and says she has never been able to maintain a relationship that long. She says everyone can learn from their relationship.
And she votes AYE.