Make no mistake about it, this is an enormous win for the Gay and Lesbian community!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already signed the historic legislation. All of this comes on the heels of the Gay Pride week-end celebration and parade in New York City. I anticipate the celebration will be bigger than ever before (and it’s always huge.)
New York legalized same-sex marriage, becoming the sixth state to do so and by far the largest. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Friday night, saying “I am very proud of New York and I’m very proud of the statement we made today.” The law will go into effect in 30 days, meaning same-sex couples will be able to get married as soon as the end of July. The legislation went down to the wire in a late vote Friday, with its fate pivoting on just a few undecided Republican state senators. But four Republicans eventually swung toward a yes vote, sealing a final tally of 33-29.
- Gay Marriage Approved By New York Senate (theroot.com)
- New York Becomes The Sixth State To Legalize Same Sex Marriage (hellobeautiful.com)
- Governor Cuomo, Leader Of Nation Concerning Gay Marriage (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- New York Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage After Senate Vote of 33-29 (towleroad.com)
- BREAKING NEWS: New York Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- APPROVED: Same Sex Marriage Bill Passes In NY (dabxblogger.com)