New York Senate legalizes same-sex marriage in historic vote

June 25th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by BNO News  

ALBANY (BNO NEWS) — The New York Senate on late Friday evening voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation’s third-most populous state. The bill passed 33-29.

“Today’s passage in the New York State Senate of legislation recognizing the right of couples to marry regardless of their gender is a historic triumph for equality and freedom,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in response to the vote. “New York has always been a leader in movements to extend freedom and equality to people who had been denied full membership in the American family.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law.

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