Still Talking and Trying in New York

by Beverly A. Pekala on June 23, 2011

The New York state Senate is back at it today, continuing their discussions, debates and deliberations on the gay marriage bill. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a staunch supporter of gay marriage, has said that passing the bill is a primary goal for him.

 Both advocates and opponents of gay marriage are expected to continue their protests today at the Capitol in Albany, New York. Those opposed argue that marriage should remain between one man and one woman, and that exclusions must be included in any legislation to ensure that religious groups won’t be sued for discrimination if they fail to recognize gay marriage based on their beliefs. Supporters continue to argue that gay marriage is a fundamental civil rights issue, and that every person should be entitled to legally marry and enjoy the benefits of marriage.  

 It remains unknown whether the bill will be voted on this week or whether the Senate can gather the votes needed to legalize gay marriage.  

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