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Pro-gay GOP Lawmaker Channels Gaga: 'I'm A Republican -- I Was Born That Way'

Appearing at a gay rights rally Tuesday, Republican New York state Sen. Jim Alesi said that voting for marriage equality would be "the most important thing I think I can do in my 20-year career as a legislator." "I'm a Republican -- I was born
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Appearing at a gay rights rally Tuesday, Republican New York state Sen. Jim Alesi said that voting for marriage equality would be "the most important thing I think I can do in my 20-year career as a legislator."

"I'm a Republican -- I was born that way," Alesi said, referring to a Lady Gaga song with a similar name.

Last week, another Republican lawmaker delighted advocates with his support for same sex marriage.

"F**k it," state Sen. Roy McDonald told reporters. "I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing."

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the New York Senate could move forward on the measure as early as Wednesday.

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