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New York Senator Gillibrand is fighting for marriage equality

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently vowed to continue battling on behalf of gays – a strong voting block in her reelection last fall. When asked on a recent episode of The View about her priorities in the Senate, Gillibrand spoke about job creation. “But there are other issues, I also want to work on marriage equality. I want to make sure that everyone in this country can be married to the people they love.”

Kirsten E. Gillibrand was sworn in as US Senator from New York in January 2009, filling the seat of the current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In November 2010, Gillibrand won election to the seat with 63 percent of the vote. Prior to her service in the Senate, Gillibrand served in the United States House of Representatives, representing New York’s 20th Congressional District, which spans across ten counties in upstate New York.