Albany-area Assemblyman Ron Canestrari (D) has has changed his position against marriage equality and now supports it. This comes on the day that Gov. Spitzer introduced a marriage bill in the NYS Legislature.
Canestrari has traditionally been a supporter of the LGBT community, but was rated "opposed to marriage" on the Pride Agenda's legislative scorecard. After a meeting today with a Pride Agenda staffmember, Assemblyman Canestrari stated that he would support the newly-introduced marriage bill.
It's also the first time that any lawmaker has moved from a ranking of "5" (publicly opposed) to a rating of "2" (indicates support) since the creation of the scorecard. Canestrari is rated a "1" (publicly in support) on both the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and the Dignity for All Students Act.