Mario Batali, the celebrity chef has made his way to the state capitol building in Albany and is weighing in on the ever growing same sex marriage debate.

Although Senate Republicans are dueling in conference over rent regulations and mandate relief, the celebrity chef is not dismayed about the inaction surrounding the Marriage Equality Act.

Certainly we ought to give people the opportunity to do what they want, when they want, particularly involving their own personal beliefs, Batali said wearing orange Crocs contrasting the suits and ties in Albany.

 I'd say easily more than 90% of all the people that work for me are pro-marriage equality.

The restauranteur said he'd been to Albany before on picnics but hadn't been to any restaurants yet. I'm going to find one today though, for lunch!