Finally: Gay Marriage Passed


New York has finally passed a bill that allows Gay Marriage:

ALBANY — Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed, and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.

The GREAT news?  The bill was passed by a Republican senate where event the Democrats weren’t united:

The same-sex marriage bill was approved on a 33-to-29 vote, as 4 Republican state senators joined 29 Democrats in voting for the bill.

The lone Democratic opponent, Senator Ruben Diaz of the Bronx, said it was “unbelievable” that the Republican Party, “the party that always defended family values,” had allowed same-sex marriage to pass.

What he didn’t say is that the Republican Party finally found its way and let Liberty sing!

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9 comments
  1. Moe said:

    Proud of my hometown today! I remember Stonewall well. It was the Rosa Parks moment.

    • pino said:

      Proud of my hometown today! I remember Stonewall well. It was the Rosa Parks moment.

      Hopefully we can get this going in the other states as well.

      • Moe said:

        It’s fascinating to me how far behind the Congress in DC is compared to the rest of the country. Poll after poll puts this issue in the “yes” column. The Congress in DC is way behind the rest of the ocuntry on this one.

      • pino said:

        It’s fascinating to me how far behind the Congress in DC is compared to the rest of the country.

        This is true in virtually any context.

      • Moe said:

        I know – it’s not just the gay marriage thing. They truly are ‘lagging indicators’ on most stuff.

      • pino said:

        I know – it’s not just the gay marriage thing. They truly are ‘lagging indicators’ on most stuff.

        I would MUCH rather have you and Tin and friends as my representatives than THESE bass turds!

      • Moe said:

        Sometimes I want to live to 120 just so I can see how history treats these clowns.

  2. Well, only one Democrat voted no, and only four Republicans voted yes, so the vote was pretty partisan. Still, without those Republicans it would not have passed.

    • pino said:

      Well, only one Democrat voted no, and only four Republicans voted yes, so the vote was pretty partisan.

      The most important aspect of it though is the fact that the Senate is controlled by Republicans. The leader didn’t even need to bring it to a vote if he didn’t want too.

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