In a surprise development that I find refreshing, the New York Senate passed their Gay Marriage bill:
ALBANY — Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed, and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.
The same-sex marriage bill was approved on a 33-to-29 vote, as 4 Republican state senators joined 29 Democrats in voting for the bill.
The bill passed with bi-partisan support as 4 Republicansm who own the majority in the Senate, joined 29 Democrats. One Democrat voted against the bill.
The lone Democratic opponent, Senator Ruben Diaz of the Bronx, said it was “unbelievable” that the Republican Party, “the party that always defended family values,” had allowed same-sex marriage to pass.
Maybe now the Republican party can takes its rightful place as the party of Liberty!