Friday, June 24, 2011

New York Approves Gay Marriage

Tonight, in a historic vote, the New York State Senate passed the same-sex marriage bill with four Republicans joining 29 Democrats in supporting the measure.

Gov. Cuomo signed the bill into law about an hour later and in 30-days same-sex marriage will be legal in New York state.  There is no residency requirement to get married in New York so couples from around the country can say "I do" in any New York county starting mid-summer.

For more information on the vote and the moving speeches on both sides of the aisle, specifically Sen. Duane, Sen. Grisanti and Sen. Saland, visit the NY State Senate official website where the feed from tonight's floor session will soon be updated.


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