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Gay marriage debate heating up; Duprey supports legalization

"Right now, I can't tell you how many votes there are in the Senate," she said. "I don't know what their internal discussions are. You hear most of the reports through the media or through chit-chat in the hallways in Albany. Some people think there's going to be enough votes, some think it will fail by one or two again. Time will tell."

Duprey points to recent polls showing that a solid majority of New Yorkers are in favor of gay marriage.

"They're usually pretty solid and they show that the majority of New York people, in just about every district statewide, are supporting it now and more are saying it's time that there's equality," she said. "I think that a lot of the bullying legislation that's gone through is proof of that and more people are recognizing that this is not a life choice."

According to Duprey, more and more people are viewing the legalization of gay marriage as inevitable.

Cuomo, along with gay rights advocates, believe they have the momentum to legalize gay marriage this year.

Meanwhile, conservatives and clergy members say they're ready to fight a potential bill in order to protect traditional marriage.

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