82-year old State Senator George Onorato will not run for re-election this year. Onorato voted against marriage equality last year, and part of the reason for his stepping aside is equality advocates threatening to field a primary candidate against him.
That leaves 7 other Democratic State Senators who voted against equality last year.
Looks like there’s one candidate already thinking of running in his place — Assemblyman Michael Gianaris. He (rightly) says the Senate is the place that is screwing up life for New Yorkers:
“The Senate is where the battle has been joined in many ways… For better or worse, the fate of New York will be decided in there.”