Thursday, February 10, 2011

NY Gov. Promises Same-sex 'Marriage'

Fourteen months after the [New York] State Senate soundly rejected legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is preparing to pursue another vote on the matter in the next few months.

UPDATE 3/9/11: Cuomo Vows Personal Push to Legalize Gay Marriage

-- From "Cuomo Says He’ll Push for Vote to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage" by Thomas Kaplan, New York Times 2/9/11

Legislation to do that has repeatedly passed the State Assembly, which is dominated by Democrats. But in December 2009, it failed in the State Senate, which was then also controlled by Democrats, by a vote of 38 to 24, an unexpectedly wide margin.

It is not immediately obvious how the legislation would fare markedly better this year, given that the composition of the Senate, which is now controlled by Republicans, has not changed significantly since the last vote.

A spokesman for the Senate majority leader, Dean G. Skelos of Long Island, who is opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage, said Mr. Skelos would not try to block the legislation from coming up for a vote.

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