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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 09:30 PM
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BREAKING: NY Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill
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Edited on Fri Jun-24-11 09:47 PM by Hissyspit
Source: New York Times / MSNBC

NY Senate passes gay-marriage bill

Much-watched decision makes state nation's sixth where same-sex couples can wed

updated less than 1 minute ago

ALBANY, N.Y. New York state senators Friday night voted 33-29 to legalize gay marriage, a breakthrough victory for the gay-rights movement in the state where it got its start.

Religious institutions and nonprofit groups with religious affiliations will not be compelled to officiate at such ceremonies.
The New York state Assembly passed the amended bill earlier on Friday by a vote of 82-47.

The vote came after a veteran Republican senator earlier told The Associated Press he would vote yes, apparently giving the measure the support it needs to become law.

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Final #nygov #gaymarriage vote: ayes 33, nays 29.
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