Did Mayor Bloomberg Scuttle Marriage Equality?

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That's what Wayne Barrett thinks. If Bloomberg hadn't campaigned so heavily for Republican Frank Padavan to beat Democrat and adamant gay-marriage supporter Jim Gennaro, Barrett argues, the latter might have won the close election and given Democrats in Albany a larger advantage — one that could have prevented this week's disaster and given less power to Ruben Diaz Sr. to stop a marriage bill from reaching the floor. Ironically, Bloomberg himself is a staunch marriage-equality supporter. [Runnin' Scared/VV]