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New York Assembly Approves Marriage Equality in Vote of 80-63

As expected, after several hours of emotional debate, New York's Assembly has approved the 'Marriage Equality Act' by a vote of 80-63.

Ny A similar bill has been submitted to the New York Senate. Senate Republicans conferenced for several hours today, emerging with no decision on whether there would be a vote. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said they would convene again tomorrow.

31 of 32 Senators need to pass it have committed to support the bill. All that stands between it now is one vote.

If you have not called your Senator, you should do so NOW, and politely urge them to support the marriage equality bill. The list of Senators who are currently on the fence, along with contact information, can be found HERE.

Roll Call, AFTER THE JUMP...

Tomorrow should be another busy day.

Marriage Equality 13 Jun 11

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  1. Dear New York Senate: We've had marriage equality in Massachusetts for the past 7 years. The sky has not fallen. The American family has not been destroyed. Straight marriage has not been affected. Married gay couples here go to work, raise their kids, pay their taxes, and worry about the economy, just like everybody else. Straight and gay families live side by side in neighborhoods, and get along just fine.

    Pass this bill, and you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

    Posted by: wimsy | Jun 16, 2011 10:52:58 AM

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