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06/19/2007

NY assembles equality groundwork; waits for Senate to take it apart

by Jeremy Hooper

Ny MarriageThe New York state Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday advanced a gay marriage bill by a 16-5 party line vote, and it is being reported that the full Assembly is scheduled to take up the proposal today. And happily, it's predicted that the nuptials-legalizing measure will have the 76 votes necessary to pass through that chamber:

Assembly Set To Approve Gay Marriage [NY Sun]

In less happy news, however, the Republican-controlled Senate still seems to be a ways away from advancing the measure and making NY the second state in the nation with marriage equality. But then again, that only makes sense, as it is the "Sin, it" mentality that has us gays still fighting this ridiculous "battle" in the first place!

Our (non-ring-adorned) fingers remain crossed for a Senate surprise!

**UPDATE: Well, so much for that surprise; it's even worse than we thought in the Senate. Majority leader Joseph Bruno (R) said today:

We’re not going to take a vote; we have too many other issues,” ... “We’re not going to spend hours debating an issue that, you know, is not going to be of consequence.

Not going to be of consequence?! Oy vey.

Bruno Says ‘We’re Not Doing Gay Marriage’ [NY Times --City Room]

**UPDATE2: NY Assembly does right thing; waits for Senate to do right wing thing [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

I'm holding my breath until I see what the Assembly will do.

Regarding the Senate, I'm not suprised and I think this is why 2008 will be so important. Bruno hasn't been bad concerning gay rights, but this may be too much for him and we will need a Democratic Senate to take the final step.

Posted by: Donald | Jun 19, 2007 5:37:07 PM

My partner and I am finally part of the human race according to the Assembly.

This is wonderful.....So wonderful.

Posted by: Donald | Jun 19, 2007 9:38:56 PM

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