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Renewed fight for gay marriage in NY hits suburbs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lady Gaga on stage this weekend, actors
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick on video, and Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany are headliners in New York's growing push to legalize gay marriage.
It's a fight that may already be won thanks to shifting voter sentiment and a concerted, disciplined campaign.
New Yorkers opposed to gay marriage are being swamped by younger people who support it, while polls seem to show a new tact by advocates is working in the suburbs and upstate.
Five states - New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa and Massachusetts - and the District of Columbia have approved gay marriage laws. New York has always been a goal of advocates because of its size, high profile, and massive media presence.
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