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    New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours | Reuters

    ALBANY, New York | Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:11pm EDT

    (Reuters) - New York state senators will vote on whether to become the sixth U.S. state to allow gay marriage later on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday, Republican senators said.

    Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Republican Senator George Maziarz both said a marriage equality bill would be voted on by the Senate.

    New York could become the sixth and most populous state to allow gay marriage if bill introduced by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is approved by the Senate. Only one more Republican senator needs to support the bill for it to pass.
    First, hats off to Dean Skelos who is himself opposed to SSM, but is allowing it to come to a vote.

    It's not a done deal, but the odds are good this will pass today. What makes it important is that NY does not have a residency requirement to get married. This would allow people from across the country to travel to NY to get married. I am cautiously optimistic that this could pass. They need 1 more vote, with 3 undecideds.
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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Yeah I hope it'll pass also... our system here is retarded, the majority leader has the sole authority to bring a bill to vote.

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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Hopefully it will pass. If so, it'll be one more step in the right direction.
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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    This is interesting: New York Gay Marriage Bill Will Pass, Says Conservative Party Leader, Christian News

    Mike Long, the chairman of the New York Conservative Party, said late Friday afternoon that the gay marriage bill has at least 32 votes to pass the Senate.

    "I'm sorry to say that the bill's going to pass," Long told the Standard a few minutes before 6 p.m.

    "I know they've got the 32nd vote, and I think they've muscled two more people."
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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    He's sorry to the minority of people in my state who think same sex marriage shouldn't be legal? Whatever... won't matter. I know if our senator (a republican who I always have voted for because of his great things for our district) doesn't vote for it he's not getting my vote next cycle.

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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Crossing my fingers. I heard the vote will go down around 10.
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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Crossing my fingers. I heard the vote will go down around 10.

    That would be about 30 minutes NY time.

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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    The bill passed!!!!
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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The bill passed!!!!
    It sure did, this is wonderful!!!

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    Re: New York lawmakers to vote on gay marriage within hours

    Edit, not the SSM bill, but a religious exception amendment, but the SSM bill looks good.
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