Source: The Wall Street JournalNew York is moving closer to becoming the largest state to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.
Four lawmakers who voted against gay marriage two years ago, including one Republican, declared on Monday that they would now vote in favor of allowing gays to wed.
Their public statements—deliberately timed to emerge just before the end of the legislative session—added significant momentum behind passage of same-sex marriage legislation. Shortly afterward, after huddling with gay leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would advance a gay-marriage bill, setting the stage for a vote this week.
"This is a very significant development...I believe the votes will be there for marriage equality," said Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat. "We're moving toward the goal line, but we're not there yet. We need Republicans to take up this issue."
Hopefully they will be successful this time. We need some major states to weigh in on this.