Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New York Assembly Passes Gay Marriage

From the New York times:

ALBANY — The State Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday night that would make New York the sixth state to allow same-sex marriage — a pivotal vote that shifts the debate to the State Senate, where gay rights advocates and conservative groups alike are redoubling their efforts.

In a sign of how opinion in Albany has shifted on the issue, several members of the Assembly who voted against the measure in 2007 voted in favor of it on Tuesday.

The final vote was 89 to 52, including the backing of five Republicans.

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As we wait to hear from California and New Hampshire it seems other states are lining up to make their own mark in history. My pride runs deep these days, not only for my fellow GLBT but for my country and my neighbors here in New England who can see the truth for what it is and have the courage to make that first stand with us on principal alone.


jelly said...

Wonderful news.

Made my day!!

John said...

It sill be touch to get this through the Senate, but I cautiously optimistic it will.

Once this is done, I think New Jersey will follow suit.

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

I agree, once NY goes equality it will be most of the north that follows. California will contribute the final blow to discrimination by stating that referendum votes cannot take away the rights of other free citizens.

That's my personal opinion on this matter.

jelly said...

When will the vote for NY happen? With the senate?