Thomas Duane, New York State Senator And Gay Rights Champion, Announces Retirement

06/04/2012 02:18 pm ET | Updated Aug 04, 2012

State Senator Thomas K. Duane, who first burst onto the political scene two decades ago, when he disclosed during a successful bid for City Council that he was H.I.V. positive, and later made his mark as the first openly gay member of the Senate, has decided not to seek re-election.

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