As expected, after several hours of emotional debate, New York’s Assembly has approved the ‘Marriage Equality Act’ by a vote of 80-63.
A similar bill has been submitted to the New York Senate. Senate Republicans conferenced for several hours today, emerging with no decision on whether there would be a vote. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said they would convene again tomorrow.
31 of 32 Senators need to pass it have committed to support the bill. All that stands between it now is one vote.
If you have not called your Senator, you should do so NOW, and politely urge them to support the marriage equality bill. The list of Senators who are currently on the fence, along with contact information, can be found HERE.
Tomorrow should be another busy day.