Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New York State marriage vote eminent?

We have all been down this road before, but the blogosphere is abuzz this morning with news the New York State Senate may vote later today on a bill that would allow gays and lesbians to marry.

A spokesperson for state Sen. Dale Volker [R-Depew] discussed the possibility of a vote with a Buffalo television station earlier this morning. An activist expressed similar optimism to Boy in Bushwick earlier today. And the National Organization for Marriage continues to urge its supporters to contact Albany lawmakers and urge them to oppose the proposed legislation.

Governor David Paterson and Albany lawmakers continue to grapple with the state's massive budget deficit, and so it's reasonable to conclude a marriage vote will not happen until they reach an agreement. That said, Albany has proven time and time again it is simply foolish to believe any speculation until something actually happens.

Stay tuned...

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