Gay Marriage Bill Moves to the New York Senate

New York is just one vote away from legalizing same-sex marriage

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On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly again passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The New York Daily News notes that the 80 to 63 margin of passage was the lowest "in the four times it has been approved by the Assembly since 2007." The Associated Press says that the bill will be voted on in the state Senate either today or "more likely Friday." After several state senators who voted against gay marriage in the past announce that they would support the bill this time around, vote counters project the measure is just one vote shy of the necessary 32 votes it needs to be passed. "It feels different this time because I'm very hopeful it will pass the Senate and become law this year," Assembly bill sponsor Daniel O'Donnell told the Daily News.

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