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Former New York Giants player David Tyree was among the celebrities on both sides of the issue. He said in Albany on Monday that God may have given him the ability to make his stunning, one-handed catch to help the Giants win the Super Bowl in 2007 so he would have a platform to oppose gay marriage today.

“I am not a political person, but gay marriage isn’t a political issue,” he said. “This not about right and left, but about right and wrong.”

He said he opposes gay measure as a threat to children and families.

The Assembly already has passed the measure.

The legislative session was supposed to end Monday, but the negotiations are expected to keep the Legislature in Albany through much of the week.

Associated Press writer Michael Virtanen contributed to this report.