Same-sex marriage bill's prospects uncertain in New York state Senate
June 17th, 2011
10:56 AM ET
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Same-sex marriage bill's prospects uncertain in New York state Senate

New York (CNN) - State senators may take up legislation Friday that could pave the way for New York to become the sixth state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage.

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The bill, which the state Assembly passed Wednesday night, could come before the Senate as early as Friday afternoon, where a close battle between lawmakers makes its passage uncertain.


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  1. logic in LA

    I still have trouble understanding how this is an issue. If citizens have equal rights under our Constitution, then why is this being discussed and not just law? Marriage for civil reasons is different form marriage for religious reasons and any church or temple has the right to refuse to marry someone. But the state should never have that right.
    The conservative right should be the first to see this, so why aren't they quoting the Bill of Rights or The Constitution like they do for guns?

    June 17, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    government both state and federal needs to get it's head out of peoples bedrooms and focus on stuff that we ALL care about and not just the 'holier than thou" crowd.

    June 17, 2011 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. ABM

    Pass it already. Anyone opposing it conflicts with seperation of church and state. Union & civil rights should be given regardless of orientation.

    June 17, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. Sniffit

    Anyone want to put money on whether the GOPers who said they would vote for it wil suddenly go back on their word?

    "The conservative right should be the first to see this, so why aren't they quoting the Bill of Rights or The Constitution like they do for guns?"

    Because they need the Christian fundamentalists who think this is a "krischun nashun" to have something to cling to tha gets them up off the pew to vote. Besides, the Constitution and Bill of Rights only apply when it's convenient for them. They HATE that the Constitution doesn't let them write their self-declared moral superiority directly into our laws to mandate that everyone live as they decree.

    June 17, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. donaldduck

    God didnt make no adam and steve or madam and eve.

    Amen.

    June 17, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The GOP will fight it.......tooth and nail. The GOP is the party that is looking more and more like the party of Hitler. Anyone they don't like, they persecute.

    June 17, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    logic in LA wrote:
    Marriage for civil reasons is different form marriage for religious reasons and any church or temple has the right to refuse to marry someone. But the state should never have that right.
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    They don't. And the Constitution asserts that they do not have that right.
    Why do you think some parties wish to revise the 14th Amendement?

    June 17, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Doesn't matter. Eventually it will wind up in the SCOTUS and the decision will be binding in all 50 states... all 57 states if you're Obama.

    June 17, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |