Gay Marriage Negotiations Continue in New York

by Beverly A. Pekala on June 22, 2011

The New York state Senate reconvenes again today behind closed doors to work on the gay marriage legislation and revisions to the bill, as currently written. Religious groups have been seeking further protections against anticipated discrimination claims for refusal to participate in gay marriage events, and negotiations continue to address exemptions for religious groups.

 If successful in reaching a compromise, the Senate might proceed with a vote today or tomorrow. At this point, it is unknown whether the Senate would have the votes needed to pass the gay marriage law, even after including certain exemptions.   

Gay rights advocates believe passage of the bill in New York is critical to renewing efforts to legalize gay marriage in the other states


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