Saturday, June 25, 2011

New York passes Marriage Equality Bill

Tonight in a 33-29 vote New York State passed the Marriage Equality Act which allows same sex marriage.  Governor Mario Cuomo will enthusiastically sign the bill, most likely this evening.  The law takes effect in 30 days and New York has no residency requirements for a marriage license.  I'm guessing in 30 days New York will experience a spike in tourists.  New York joins Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Iowa.  Yes, Iowa, in allowing same sex marriages.  The now successful campaign to legalize same sex marriage in NY was heavily promoted by LGBT groups and many business and religeous groups also. The above video was part of their campaign.   The Mormon and Catholic Church both aggressively opposed the bill. 
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