Finally some good news amongst all the homophobia, inequality, and mayhem. With thirty-three aye votes and twenty-nine nay votes, the Empire State becomes the sixth state to legalize marriage equality for same sex couples. And no, religious bigots, you will not be forced to marry us in your churches., not that we’d want you to do that anyway. And there is also no residency requirement like there is in some other states, so anyone from states in which marriage equality is not yet legal can be legally wed in the state of New York. A great big thank you to the twenty- nine Democrats and a special thanks to the four Republicans who crossed party lines to give us this historical Gay Pride 2011 gift.
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