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In 2009, moments after Senator James S. Alesi, a Republican, voted against gay marriage, he received a one-word text from a Democratic colleague, Senator Diane J. Savino, who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn.

“Why?” she asked.

On June 13, a few hours after Mr. Alesi had declared his intention to reverse himself and vote for the bill this year, he received a new text from Ms. Savino.

“Thank you.”

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The New York Times, “How New York’s Same-Sex Marriage Deal Nearly Collapsed” (via inothernews)

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