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

25 Comments on "New York State Passes Gay Marriage Bill"

  1. Population of NY is about to explode.

  2. Population of NY is about to explode.

  3. Sea change…underway 🙂

  4. Sea change…underway 🙂

  5. Woohoo!

  6. Woohoo!

  7. itsabouttime | Jun 25, 2011 at 6:52 am |

    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….

  8. itsabouttime | Jun 25, 2011 at 2:52 am |

    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….

  9. Anonymous | Jun 25, 2011 at 9:37 am |

    Awesome stuff.

  10. Anonymous | Jun 25, 2011 at 9:37 am |

    Awesome stuff.

  11. Anonymous | Jun 25, 2011 at 9:37 am |

    Awesome stuff.

  12. dumbsaint | Jun 25, 2011 at 5:37 am |

    Awesome stuff.

  13. Anonymous | Jun 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm |

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Tuna Ghost | Jun 26, 2011 at 8:59 am |

    About goddam time.  44 left to go.

  16. Tuna Ghost | Jun 26, 2011 at 4:59 am |

    About goddam time.  44 left to go.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. SaTEARical | Jun 26, 2011 at 11:44 pm |

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

  22. SaTEARical | Jun 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm |

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

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

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

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

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