NY Sen. Greg Ball Raps Sen Gillenbrand, SSM Advocates: "Zero Dialogue about Protecting Religious Liberty"


From the Wall Street Journal:

"It has to have real religious protections in it," said Greg Ball, a Hudson Valley Republican who is among several Senate Republicans thought to be potential supporters of a gay marriage bill.

"There has been zero dialogue about fundamentally protecting religious institutions and promoting equal rights," said Mr. Ball. "There are many members who are not going to be voting for a piece of legislation that shuts down Catholic services or adoption agencies."

Mr. Ball said he raised those concerns with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a moderate Democrat who supports gay marriage, when she spoke to him three days ago about his position on a pending bill. A spokeswoman for Ms. Gillibrand didn't respond for comment on Sunday.