Professors analyze Stefanik’s yes vote on House bill protecting gay marriage

Professors analyze Stefanik’s yes vote on House bill protecting gay marriage

More than 70% of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to Gallup polling conducted in May. More than 90% of Americans think birth control is morally acceptable, according to Gallup. Yet on bills recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Saratoga, voted against much of her party to support gay marriage, while she joined a strong majority of her party in a vote against protecting access to contraception.The bills were introduced by Democrats following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision included an opinion by Justice…
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Stefanik, Tonko appear on solid footing with proposed redistricting maps

Stefanik, Tonko appear on solid footing with proposed redistricting maps

ALBANY — A less-convoluted, more Republican-friendly map was offered Monday that would put the entire Capital Region and much of the Mohawk Valley in just two congressional districts: NY-20 and NY-21. Incumbents Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, are running for re-election in NY-20 and NY-21, respectively.  Both said Monday they'll continue their campaigns for those districts. But if the draft map issued Monday stands, and if both incumbents win, Tonko would become one of Stefanik's constituents — his home would be in NY-21. There's no requirement that members of Congress live in the district they represent, only that…
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