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Scott Stringer, Elyse Buxbaum To Marry In CT In Protest Of NY Gay Marriage Ban

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NEW YORK (AP) - One New York City official is making a statement on gay marriage by refusing to get married in his home state.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says he and fiancee Elyse Buxbaum have decided to get married in Connecticut, rather than New York, because Connecticut allows same-sex unions and New York does not.

Stringer tells The New York Times the couple made the decision out of solidarity with gay friends who can't get married in their home state either.

New York's State Senate killed a bill seven months ago that would have allowed same-sex marriage.