New York State Passes Gay Marriage Bill

NY MarriageReid J. Epstein writes in the Politico:

Striking what advocates believe is a historic victory for gay rights, the New York state senate Friday approved same-sex marriage, bringing New York a promised governor’s signature away from being the sixth and largest state to allow gays and lesbians to marry.

The 33–29 vote is an enormous victory for first-year Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who pledged during last fall’s campaign to push for gay marriage. It comes after an intense public and private lobbying campaign from a wide cast of politicians, celebrities and athletes, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton.

Cuomo, whose two daughters attended the vote in the senate gallery, is expected to sign the bill. The bill will become law 30 days after Cuomo signs it, and when it does, it will double the population of Americans for whom same-sex marriage is legal.

Read more: Politico

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  • Nunya

    Population of NY is about to explode.

  • Nunya

    Population of NY is about to explode.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sea change…underway :-)

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sea change…underway :-)

  • Haystack

    Woohoo!

  • Haystack

    Woohoo!

  • itsabouttime

    Marriage???
    That’s sooooo gay!NOBODY gets married anymore for christs sake.  :-)
    Be that as it may,
    may all the Ruben Diazes and Catholic bishops and Conservative Party honchos
    that acted so shamefully become ever more irrelevant….

  • itsabouttime

    Marriage???
    That’s sooooo gay!NOBODY gets married anymore for christs sake.  :-)
    Be that as it may,
    may all the Ruben Diazes and Catholic bishops and Conservative Party honchos
    that acted so shamefully become ever more irrelevant….

  • Anonymous

    Awesome stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome stuff.

  • dumbsaint

    Awesome stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to congratulate all the brave heterosexuals who are managing to keep their relationships intact  and hold their sacred marriages together…. you must have felt the wave of destructive force like a tsunami of gay last night after the vote was cast…. be strong my breeder brethren, we need to you keep the population from dying out.

  • samthor

    I’d like to congratulate all the brave heterosexuals who are managing to keep their relationships intact  and hold their sacred marriages together…. you must have felt the wave of destructive force like a tsunami of gay last night after the vote was cast…. be strong my breeder brethren, we need to you keep the population from dying out.

  • Tuna Ghost

    About goddam time.  44 left to go.

  • Tuna Ghost

    About goddam time.  44 left to go.

  • 5by5

    This is nice. 

    And appropriate too, since it was in New York that the gay rights movement was born, following the Stonewall Riots 41 years ago.

    Marriage equality will be a fact of life within the next 20 years. Get over it, homophobes.

  • 5by5

    This is nice. 

    And appropriate too, since it was in New York that the gay rights movement was born, following the Stonewall Riots 41 years ago.

    Marriage equality will be a fact of life within the next 20 years. Get over it, homophobes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chad.hanner1 Chad Hanner

    but will they be able to get the married tax credit that hetrosexual couples get? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/chad.hanner1 Chad Hanner

    but will they be able to get the married tax credit that hetrosexual couples get? 

  • SaTEARical

    Oh no, this is terrible.  I’m still trying to keep interracial marriage banned…America is losing its focus!

  • SaTEARical

    Oh no, this is terrible.  I’m still trying to keep interracial marriage banned…America is losing its focus!

  • Dmitry

    Doug Stanhope has already taken care of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXpsT3e8UsM

  • Dmitry

    Doug Stanhope has already taken care of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXpsT3e8UsM

  • Dmitry

    Doug Stanhope has already taken care of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXpsT3e8UsM

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