Friday, June 24, 2011
New York on Friday became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.
By a vote of 33-to-29, including four Republicans, the New York state senate approved marriage equality.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new marriage equality bill, starting what is expected to be a flood of gay weddings beginning in 30 days.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs marriage equality bill late Friday
New York Senate approval was the last hurdle for the same-sex marriage legislation, which was approved last week by the Assembly. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the measure at 11:55 p.m., and the law will go into effect in 30 days.
Congratulations New York!