State Sen. Greg Ball seemed to feel it was inevitable that the state would eventually legalize same-sex marriage, at least according to his interview Friday night with Anderson Cooper. The CNN host asked Ball why he opposed same-sex marriage and the Republican who represents parts of Westchester and Putnam counties mentioned his call for religious exemptions. The “carve-outs” included in the new law, Ball said, didn’t go as far as he wanted and that’s why he voted no. The religious protections included in the bill, he said, make New York’s law different than same-sex marriage laws in other states.
“We’re New York state,” he told Cooper. “This isn’t Texas and marriage equality was going to come to New York state sooner or later.