Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New York state to legalize gay marriage?

This recent flurry of legalizations of gay marriage across the country – Iowa and Vermont in the same week, for starters – seems to be sending waves of encouragement across American legislatures. Now, New York Governor David Paterson is expected to introduce new legislation that would legalize gay marriage.

Two officials say he will introduce the legislation Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because there's been no formal announcement.

The proposal would revive a bill that died in 2007 and still faces strong opposition despite a new Democratic majority in the state Senate.

However, the bill is certainly facing some very steep opposition – there's a strong possibility we might not see the ray of light that's shining bright over Vermont and Iowa, appear over the state that houses the Big Apple.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith says he doesn't believe there are enough votes in the chamber to pass the bill.

Well, let's hope that changes, right? From two states to four in a single month – now that would be something, no?


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