Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hooray! New York Passes Marriage Equality Bill

A little more sense in our nonsensical world:

The New York state Senate has approved the marriage equality bill by a vote of 33-29.

An amendment to the bill, which carved out exemptions for religious groups, passed by a vote of 36-26.

The New York Assembly had passed the amendment earlier Friday evening by a vote of 82-47. There was a lot of suspense leading up to the vote in the Senate, as only 31 lawmakers of the necessary 32 officially announced ahead of the vote that they would support the bill if it was taken up.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) had been negotiating with legislators all week over the language of the bill, even though the legislative session was supposed to have ended Monday. The negotiations centered on a number of Republicans who were pushing for amendments that carved out more specific exemptions for religious groups. Friday afternoon an agreement was reached on the final language.

The Gaypocalypse's second stage is now in effect! Over a thousand opposite marriages failed last night after the announcement of the bill's passing. New York is only the beginning of the end. STORM HAS BEEN BROUGHTIN!

If you read the Right's response it sounds similar to other civil rights battles they lost, they can't admit it to themselves...Or they sound down right off their rocker. Poor Gwenny Weynolds wants teh gays to have assault rifles and lower taxes...or something. Somebody was having a Kevin Bacon marathon last night and had Tremors up his thigh. Oh Gwenn we all know your assault rifle is barely a pea shooter.

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