Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate

The final supporter needed to pass the bill said, "I have to define doing the right thing as treating all persons with equality."

(The Huffington Post)

The New York State Senate has (finally!) passed a bill that allows same-sex marriage, the Huffington Post reports:

New York will be the sixth, and largest, state in the union to adopt gay marriage. The bill will take effect 30 days after governor Andrew Cuomo signs it into law.

The decision, which passed 33-29, was the culmination of weeks of contentious debate and negotiations between Governor Cuomo and the GOP-controlled Senate. After the bill passed in the Assembly, it was unclear if the bill had secured enough votes to pass in the Senate. When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing" -- the scale in favor of gay marriage seemed to tip.

Source: the Huffington Post.

We couldn't agree more with Sen. Stephen Saland, who reportedly provided the final vote needed to pass the measure, saying, "I have to define doing the right thing as treating all persons with equality."

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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