Saland to meet with Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board


GOP Sen. Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie, the 32nd vote for the same-sex marriage bill the Senate passed last Friday, will speak with the Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board at 3 p.m. Saland voted no on gay-marriage legislation in 2009 and, after working with other senators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on religious protections, voted in favor of the legislation. Four Republicans, including Saland and Sen. Jim Alesi, R-Perinton, Monroe County, voted for the bill, which passed 33-29.

The Assembly previously passed the bill, and Andrew Cuomo signed it into law at 11:55 p.m. Friday. The law takes effect July 24.

You can watch the interview here at 3 p.m.

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  1. In my judgment, the highrst accolade which can be presented to an Assembly memeber or Senator is that, overcoming the threats, he remained true to his oath to defend and protect the Constitution. His legacy is secure forever!!!!!

  2. What you don’t understand is that just the opposite is at work here. They’re basically cowards taking victory laps.