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June 24, 2011

Gay marriage legal in New York State after Senate passes historic bill 33-29| Liza Minnelli Brings it Home

by Accidental Bear

My birth certificate does read New York state and I’ve never been more proud. And as a gay homosexual I brought in Liza to celebrate this historic moment! A B

ALBANY – New York made history last night as the State Senate voted “aye” on gay marriage.

Senators passed the bill 33 to 29 as the normally somnolent chambers erupted in a raucous chant of “USA! USA!”
“As I have said many times, this is a very difficult issue and it will be a vote of conscience for every member of the Senate,” said GOP Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau).

New York joined ConnecticutMassachusettsVermontNew HampshireIowa and Washington, D.C., in legally recognizing gay marriage.

“I’m verklempt,” said a nervously optimistic Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-S.I), one of five openly gay state lawmakers prior to the vote. “I’m still in a state of disbelief.”

The Assembly passed the bill last week for the fourth time since 2007.

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