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New Senate Lines Carefully Exclude Black Churches from Sen. Grisanti's District

 

Yet more fall-out from Sen. Mark Grisanti's unpopular flip-flop on marriage, as Capital Tonight reports:

"...[Ramapo Town Councilman Yitzchok Ullman] also argues that the new lines have been “impermissibly drawn based on religious considerations.” He’s not the only one in the state with that complaint. The black churches that used to be represented by WNY Republican Sen. Mark Grisanti are none too pleased that they’ve been drawn out of his new district – a move seen as done in part to insulated him against backlash for his “yes” vote on same-sex marriage, and also to make his district less Democrat-dominated.