Friday, June 24, 2011

New York Senate approves same-sex marriage UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Multiple Twitter feeds are saying the New York Senate WILL vote tonight on a same-sex marriage bill, indicating an agreement has been reached on religious protection language sufficient to bring over enough Republicans for adoption. I hope that's right. It's been a nail-biter of a week on legislation that enjoys broad support just about everywhere in New York except, notably, the Republican-controlled Senate and the Catholic Church hierarchy.

Conventional media are now posting the development that led to a vote. More here.

Here's the amended bill itself, with broader religious protections.

Watching the Twitter feed on the issue is, well, kind of fun.

UPDATE: At moments before 10 p.m. Eastern, the New York Senate began approving legislation legalizing same sex marriage in New York, thus doubling the number of people in the U.S. who enjoy equal treatment under the law. And now it is done. Lot of fights ahead but this is a big win

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