June 15th, 2011
07:23 PM ET
12 years ago

New York Assembly expected to vote on same-sex marriage

(CNN) - New York's state Assembly was set to vote Wednesday night on a same-sex marriage bill, but the real battle is expected to be in the Senate.

The Marriage Equality Act would grant same-sex couples equal rights to marry "as well as hundreds of rights, benefits and protections that are currently limited to married couples of the opposite sex," according to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.


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  1. Marie MD

    We have gay friends who have been in relationships longer than the marriages of straight friends. If you are committed to one person you should be able to have the same rights. Those pesky christians with their bible thumping attitude. I thought jesus or god loved everyone the same! I guess not, right? Only if everyone is like you. Scary!
    Gay isn't taught (as MN's new queen of mean thinks). It's who you are and it should be embraced. They are not going away people. They are just the rest of us. They just happened to love people of the same sex.

    June 15, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |