NY State marriage equality reachable?

The most recent news indicates we have 31 confirmed “yes” votes in the NY State Senate. (29 Democrats and 2 Republicans.) Only one Democrat is a staunch “no” and 3 Republicans are “undecided.” (1 of those 3 just changed from “no” to “undecided.”)

The Assembly has voted and passed the Bill 3 times in the past. The Senate only allowed it to the floor once and it failed by just a handful of votes. Governor Cuomo has asked the Assembly to hold off bringing the Bill to the floor first, as it has done in the past, until the Senate makes its decision. If it passes in the Senate, the Assembly will follow suit.

For the first time ever, I actually have hope that the marriage Jeffrey and I entered into almost 11 years ago will be finally, legally recognized and we will stop being second class citizens in our state and given all the rights, benefits and protections of our peers. We’ve always know our marriage was just as valid as everyone else’s…it looks like our representatives have finally realized that too.

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8 Responses to NY State marriage equality reachable?

  1. AjohnP says:

    Fingers crossed for you and the rest of the state!! Also, I hope you’re feeling better soon!!!
    xoxo – John (Happily, and LEGALLY married in Massachusetts)

  2. Raybeard says:

    When this happens and is enshrined in law – as it surely MUST be soon – it’s going to be one humdinger of a day for celebration. Here’s wishing the cause all the success it deserves – and then some.

  3. Bill J says:

    Fingers crossed for luck. And you have to post pictures when you do.

  4. wcs says:

    Let’s hope so!

  5. Robin says:

    Keep us posted; fingers crossed here, as well.
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. Buddy Bear says:

    Very exciting news!

  7. Cubby says:

    I got my fingers crossed ten times over.

  8. anne marie in philly says:

    that would be MARVELOUS! it will never happen in PA unless all the right-wingers drop dead tomorrow and progressives take their place in the state legislature.

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