Marriage Equality Comes to New York State

It was a hard-fought battle, but in the end the New York state Senate came down on the right side of history tonight by a vote of 33-29.

It was the first time that a GOP-led body has legalized same-sex marriage. At the conclusion of the roll-call, the gallery went wild, with chants of 'USA! USA!' 

Good day for New York, a great day for people who happen to love others of the same sex and a really bad night for the bitter dead-enders of bigotry. 

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at June 24, 2011, 4:36pm