The New York State Senate has narrowly passed a bill legalizing same–sex marriage. It differs slightly from the version passed by the Assembly, and a reconciled version will be passed soon. The Senate version has stronger religious exemptions. Once a reconciled bill is passed, it will be signed into law and same–sex marriage will begin thirty days thereafter.
The passing of this milestone is excellent news. Throughout the history of this blog, I have covered the quest for marriage equality in New York on several occasions, even arguing with someone else at one time. It is glad to see that marriage equality will finally come to pass.
BTW, the sky still hasn’t fallen.