Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NY State Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill

(NY 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."

The bill now goes to the NY state senate. Read the full story here.

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