Senator Mark J. Grisanti, a Republican from Buffalo
was the 33rd vote for the bill.
“I apologize for those who feel offended,”Mr. Grisanti said,
“I cannot deny a person, a human being,
a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state,
the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state
that it is the same rights that I have with my wife.”