New York Assembly Passes SSM


This vote in the NY Assembly was intended to place more pressure on the NY Senate - where the final fight to protect marriage is taking place:

The state Assembly just passed a gay marriage bill by an 80-63 tally.

The margin is the lowest of the four votes since 2007. Seventy six votes were needed for passage.

All eyes now are on the Senate, where Republicans are wrestling with whether to bring the bill to the floor for a vote before the end of the legislative session.

Currently, 31 senators, including two Republicans, have publicly supported the bill. Thirty-two are needed to pass a bill in the chamber. -- NY Daily News


  1. SC Guy
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I notice that too. There must have been a lot of crossover Democratic opposition because there are only 48 Republicans in this chamber. Let's get the black churches contacting the black Dem senators who claim to be supporting gay marriage legislation in the state senate. Don't forget that this happened in Maryland and helped defeat the measure!

  2. Allen
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I think the Senators are up to something. They are still in conference.

    They are:

    1. Going to present a civil unions bill, and say no vote on the SSM thing - many of them have said that they support civil unions.

    2. Hunker down, eat popcorn, and watch a few good movies until the session expires.

    3. Allow the SSM vote... but they would have done that already, now wouldn't they?

  3. Jane
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    All these people that are for same sex marriage have got to be voted out. Let's keep up the pressure on them NOM!