Republican New York State Senator Roy McDonald gave an inspiring and salty statement to the press about his stance on gay marriage.
"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, f**k it, I don't care what you think," said McDonald. "I'm trying to do the right thing. I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing, and that's where I'm going with this."
After the statement, McDonald's Facebook page was filled with well wishes and thanks, and Twitter was abuzz with people hailing him as a hero.
Right-wing groups have put McDonald under pressure for his unorthodox beliefs. His supporting the gay marriage bill means it is only one vote away from getting enough support to come to the Senate floor.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also behind the bill, and is visiting state capital Albany to convince some more Republican senators to vote for it. Because he is the biggest donor to New York Republican Senators, he has clout -- he's already said he'll stop donating money to Republicans who don't vote for the bill.