The New York Assembly passed a bill legalizing gay marriage. The measure now awaits consideration by the senate. It’s an historic move that could lead to gay marriages in New York.
NY Daily News reports:
The Assembly Wednesday passed a bill to legalize gay marriage while Senate Republicans battled over whether to let the measure come to a floor vote.
The measure passed 80 to 63, the lowest margin in the four times it has been approved by the Assembly since 2007.
“It feels different this time because I’m very hopeful it will pass the Senate and become law this year,” said Assembly bill sponsor Daniel O’Donnell (D-Manhattan), one of a handful of gay state lawmakers.
Gov. Cuomo, who has made gay marriage a priority, crowed, “We are on the verge of a pinnacle moment for this state.”
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