NY State Assembly Okays Gay Marriage


Gay Marriage

This, from The New York Times:

ALBANY, NY — The State Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday night that would make New York the sixth state to allow same-sex marriage — a pivotal vote that shifts the debate to the State Senate, where gay rights advocates and conservative groups alike are redoubling their efforts…The final vote was 89 to 52, including the backing of five Republicans. “

Granted, NY is a traditionally dem state, as is Massachusetts, whose  Supreme Court’s precedent-setting judgment in 2004 in favor of same sex marriage was eventually embraced by Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.  Far-flung from the northeast, Iowa’s Supreme Court was the first Midwestern state to join the pack.  Let’s hope other states wise up soon.  And while we’re at it, let’s get rid of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military.

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3 Responses to NY State Assembly Okays Gay Marriage

  1. dailyplanetprincess says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve quoted a fellow blogger below who expressed it more succinctly than I could have possibly said it. Please follow the link to read the entire post…it’s worth it.

    “How can we stand aside, while with pen & paper people are depriving others for their beliefs and wishes. Who is wrong, the bigot with the power who says he is right…or the downtrodden with tears in his eyes, wishing he just had a say?
If you take love into an open-heart, compassion will prevail and you will see the immense importance of every creature, both great and small. But with a closed heart and fear, the world will become a lonely barren place. Yet it’s the same world, only viewed through open or closed eyes. Our beliefs are the most powerful things that guide us day by day, minute by minute…if these beliefs do not benefit others, they will only harm.”

    http://easybakeevan.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/love-one-love-all/

  2. Paul Sonderman says:

    Exceptionally well stated. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Pingback: Pa. Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage today :: The Clog :: Blog Archive :: Staff Blog :: Philadelphia City Paper

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