Malliotakis votes with Democratic colleagues to codify same-sex marriage, ‘regrets’ prior vote in state legislature

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Nicole Malliotakis, Brooklyn’s only Republican congressmember, broke with her past stances and voted to codify protections for same-sex marriage along with her Democratic colleagues on Tuesday.

Malliotakis, who represents parts of southern Brooklyn and Staten Island, voted against New York’s Marriage Equality Act while serving in the state Assembly in 2011, and said in 2017 while campaigning for mayor that she regretted the vote.