NY Legislature Legalizes Gay Marriage

7 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Friday, June 24 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Friday, June 24, 2011 9:21:00 PM CDT June 24, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gay marriage will become legal in New York state after the Republican-led state Senate voted to approve it. Advocates are calling it a historic step as New York stands to become the sixth but by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.


Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied hard for the bill and has promised to sign it.The Senate vote is viewed as a major gain in an effort to allow gay marriage nationally. It comes the day after President Barack Obama encouraged lawmakers to support gay rights during a fundraiser with New York City's gay community.

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