BREAKING: Gay Marriage Equality Passes in New York State

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NO ONE!

Who do we have to blow for gay marriage? NO ONE!

To chants of "USA! USA! USA!" the galley of the Senate exploded after the Senate passed the Marriage Equality Act this evening, by a vote of to 33 to 29. The bill passed after the Senate previously passed a religious exemption amendment (which had passed earlier in the evening in the Assembly by a vote of 82 to 47).

Every Democrat, except for Rev. Ruben Diaz, voted for the bill. The Democratic minority was joined in yes votes by Republican Senators Gristanti, Saland, Alesi and Mac Donald. 

The Senate took a bizarre recess right before the actual vote, before returning to a penultimate speech by the recently outed and one time anti-equality voting Sen. Carl Krueger.

Shortly after the vote, as the jubilation set in, Governor Cuomo came into the chamber for a victory lap.

We'll have more reactions soon, as well as coverage of a Pride Weekend that will see New York party like it's 1969. But now, we've got to check out the party raging in the Capitol complex. There are a lot of families here not used to being legally equal citizens, and they seem to like it.


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Amor69007
Amor69007

its was about time we all have the right to decide our own partners and the person that we love for the rest of our lives and thers no one that can judge us except god no one else so im very happy for this acomplishment

ToddS
ToddS

Do you think God likes homosexual activity?

NightwingNoVA
NightwingNoVA

Hurrah for gay marriage!

It is about equal choices and societal benefits.

Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to make it about their own wishes for the gay community.

There is neither a “gay lifestyle” nor a “straight lifestyle.” But, there are generational differences in gays’ approach to personal relationships. It is true that this is because of the differences in social environments in which each generation of gays matured. Younger gays tend to have had their gay identity integrated into their family and social lives as they were growing up. They therefore will tend to experience life closer to that of the average teenager and young adult rather than dealing with sexual identity and constantly wanting to satiate forbidden sexual desires. Younger gays tend to be more comfortable with their romantic desires. For them, it is about being a whole person where romantic/sexual impulses take their rightful place as one of the many components of their personalities.

In the end, it is all about choices. If gays want commitment, then they should pursue it. If it makes them happy, they should stick to it. And that is what many gays are saying in their quest for marriage equality, as opposed to having their sexual impulses dominate their interactions with the rest of the world.

Yet, there are some gays who see the gay culture of the past as the rightful and pure culture for the gay community. Culture changes – always, since the beginning of time. As society accepts us more, the less we will rebel and the more we will seek and benefit from committed relationships.

Some gays see the gay community as a force to transform straight society and eliminate what they see (and experienced) as its wrongs. While we may all agree that there are societal injustices, rejecting all that is “straight” is not a good solution; most of what both straight and gay folks want and do in their lives are simply generic human – which cannot be isolated by sexual orientation. Nor should we try to find a uniquely gay way of living because of distasteful experiences with “straight society.” While some of us may have had bad experiences, those are personal and do not necessarily mean that “straight culture” is uniformly bad and needs to be transformed. Together, society will keep addressing its wrongs.

Some want folks to be less “interested in following the rules than being themselves” – meaning to be “gay” instead of trying to integrate and be “straight.” Freedom is one of the greatest rights. That is what all gay men and women should aspire to achieve – to live their lives with the same opportunities as others and to be able to make the same decisions: marriage and commitment being one of them.

NightwingNoVA
NightwingNoVA

Hurrah for gay marriage!

It is about equal choices and societal benefits.

Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to make it about their own wishes for the gay community.

There is neither a “gay lifestyle” nor a “straight lifestyle.” But, there are generational differences in gays’ approach to personal relationships. It is true that this is because of the differences in social environments in which each generation of gays matured. Younger gays tend to have had their gay identity integrated into their family and social lives as they were growing up. They therefore will tend to experience life closer to that of the average teenager and young adult rather than dealing with sexual identity and constantly wanting to satiate forbidden sexual desires. Younger gays tend to be more comfortable with their romantic desires. For them, it is about being a whole person where romantic/sexual impulses take their rightful place as one of the many components of their personalities.

In the end, it is all about choices. If gays want commitment, then they should pursue it. If it makes them happy, they should stick to it. And that is what many gays are saying in their quest for marriage equality, as opposed to having their sexual impulses dominate their interactions with the rest of the world.

Yet, there are some gays who see the gay culture of the past as the rightful and pure culture for the gay community. Culture changes – always, since the beginning of time. As society accepts us more, the less we will rebel and the more we will seek and benefit from committed relationships.

Some gays see the gay community as a force to transform straight society and eliminate what they see (and experienced) as its wrongs. While we may all agree that there are societal injustices, rejecting all that is “straight” is not a good solution; most of what both straight and gay folks want and do in their lives are simply generic human – which cannot be isolated by sexual orientation. Nor should we try to find a uniquely gay way of living because of distasteful experiences with “straight society.” While some of us may have had bad experiences, those are personal and do not necessarily mean that “straight culture” is uniformly bad and needs to be transformed. Together, society will keep addressing its wrongs.

Some want folks to be less “interested in following the rules than being themselves” – meaning to be “gay” instead of trying to integrate and be “straight.” Freedom is one of the greatest rights. That is what all gay men and women should aspire to achieve – to live their lives with the same opportunities as others and to be able to make the same decisions: marriage and commitment being one of them.

A 1st Cav. Man
A 1st Cav. Man

The end must be near. This is a real let down for people who actually believe in God. Just plain sick and the Lord will reclaim what is his. Yo many sell outs in Govt today. Whatever happened to the seperation of Religion and state. just sick. The book of Leviticus awaits reading for the many who have forgotten about God.

Kevin Ingram
Kevin Ingram

I agree this is a major let down and those who arehappy about it like whybaby are those allow themselves and others to be spiritually bankrupt

Amor69007
Amor69007

u all need stop attacking cause who knows u might have one at home and ur just people that are ignorent and dont know shit!!!!!!!!!!!

NightwingNoVA
NightwingNoVA

Hurrah for gay marriage!

It is about equal choices and societal benefits.

Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to make it about their own wishes for the gay community.

There is neither a “gay lifestyle” nor a “straight lifestyle.” But, there are generational differences in gays’ approach to personal relationships. It is true that this is because of the differences in social environments in which each generation of gays matured. Younger gays tend to have had their gay identity integrated into their family and social lives as they were growing up. They therefore will tend to experience life closer to that of the average teenager and young adult rather than dealing with sexual identity and constantly wanting to satiate forbidden sexual desires. Younger gays tend to be more comfortable with their romantic desires. For them, it is about being a whole person where romantic/sexual impulses take their rightful place as one of the many components of their personalities.

In the end, it is all about choices. If gays want commitment, then they should pursue it. If it makes them happy, they should stick to it. And that is what many gays are saying in their quest for marriage equality, as opposed to having their sexual impulses dominate their interactions with the rest of the world.

Yet, there are some gays who see the gay culture of the past as the rightful and pure culture for the gay community. Culture changes – always, since the beginning of time. As society accepts us more, the less we will rebel and the more we will seek and benefit from committed relationships.

Some gays see the gay community as a force to transform straight society and eliminate what they see (and experienced) as its wrongs. While we may all agree that there are societal injustices, rejecting all that is “straight” is not a good solution; most of what both straight and gay folks want and do in their lives are simply generic human – which cannot be isolated by sexual orientation. Nor should we try to find a uniquely gay way of living because of distasteful experiences with “straight society.” While some of us may have had bad experiences, those are personal and do not necessarily mean that “straight culture” is uniformly bad and needs to be transformed. Together, society will keep addressing its wrongs.

Some want folks to be less “interested in following the rules than being themselves” – meaning to be “gay” instead of trying to integrate and be “straight.” Freedom is one of the greatest rights. That is what all gay men and women should aspire to achieve – to live their lives with the same opportunities as others and to be able to make the same decisions: marriage and commitment being one of them.

NightwingNoVA
NightwingNoVA

Hurrah for gay marriage!

It is about equal choices and societal benefits.

Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to make it about their own wishes for the gay community.

There is neither a “gay lifestyle” nor a “straight lifestyle.” But, there are generational differences in gays’ approach to personal relationships. It is true that this is because of the differences in social environments in which each generation of gays matured. Younger gays tend to have had their gay identity integrated into their family and social lives as they were growing up. They therefore will tend to experience life closer to that of the average teenager and young adult rather than dealing with sexual identity and constantly wanting to satiate forbidden sexual desires. Younger gays tend to be more comfortable with their romantic desires. For them, it is about being a whole person where romantic/sexual impulses take their rightful place as one of the many components of their personalities.

In the end, it is all about choices. If gays want commitment, then they should pursue it. If it makes them happy, they should stick to it. And that is what many gays are saying in their quest for marriage equality, as opposed to having their sexual impulses dominate their interactions with the rest of the world.

Yet, there are some gays who see the gay culture of the past as the rightful and pure culture for the gay community. Culture changes – always, since the beginning of time. As society accepts us more, the less we will rebel and the more we will seek and benefit from committed relationships.

Some gays see the gay community as a force to transform straight society and eliminate what they see (and experienced) as its wrongs. While we may all agree that there are societal injustices, rejecting all that is “straight” is not a good solution; most of what both straight and gay folks want and do in their lives are simply generic human – which cannot be isolated by sexual orientation. Nor should we try to find a uniquely gay way of living because of distasteful experiences with “straight society.” While some of us may have had bad experiences, those are personal and do not necessarily mean that “straight culture” is uniformly bad and needs to be transformed. Together, society will keep addressing its wrongs.

Some want folks to be less “interested in following the rules than being themselves” – meaning to be “gay” instead of trying to integrate and be “straight.” Freedom is one of the greatest rights. That is what all gay men and women should aspire to achieve – to live their lives with the same opportunities as others and to be able to make the same decisions: marriage and commitment being one of them.

Russell
Russell

A gay male is diagnosed with AIDS.  The physician prescribes one pound of Jalapeno peppers, sixteen ounces of Tabasco sauce, followed by one pound of prunes.  The patient asks if this will cure him.  The physician says "No, but it will remind you of what your ass is for".

charles n
charles n

A gay male is diagnosed with AIDS.  The doctor prescribes one pound of Jalapeno peppers, 16 ounces of Tabasco Sauce, followed by one pound of prunes.  The patient asks if this will cure him.  The doctor says "No, but it will remind you of what your ass is for".

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet
Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

We shall take this for ourselves. The fags have jumped line again.  Gay or straight, the religions can be dissolved. 

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

whybaby
whybaby

It's beautiful! It's happening in our lifetime! I'm proud to be from New York, and proud to live in Massachusetts, 2 states of the now 6 which have made a commitment to equality. And when California joins the Sensational Six (plus D.C.), almost 25% of the U.S. population will live in states which stand for that equality. Way to go, New York, and way to go, America! This is one of the great moments in American history; we are moving ever so slightly closer to a more perfect union.

Kevin Ingram
Kevin Ingram

I totally disagree I pray you are not spiritually bankrupt

whybaby
whybaby

Kevin - do you really think that a person wanting equal rights for my sisters and brothers, whether they are another race or a different sexual orientation, is spiritual BANKRUPTCY? If you think of yourself as a Christian (and I'm not assuming it), Jesus Christ had an open tent - for ALL - and the invitation read "come-as-you-are". He didn't judge; are you holier? Is your life so pristine and perfect that you can get by without compassion for or acceptance of others? Don't you know that life is diverse? Do you think that daisies should try to be roses, or that poodles should try to be golden labs? No American should feel - or be treated - inferior to any other American because of whom they love, or that they love differently than you. How pitiable, to be so narrow, so closed off in your heart.

ToddS
ToddS

If you believe in Jesus, can you find anything from the Bible indicating he supports gay marriages?  He came to fulfill the Torah and the Torah forbids homosexual activity, so I doubt that you'll find it.

 Willow DarkWater
Willow DarkWater

I am afraid to enjoy any progress we may 'seem" to be making.  SImply, with the AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM being frozen in over 13 states putting more than 8,ooo HIV/AIDS patients on a waiting list I do not feel the U.S. governement is a far cry from the Ugandan Parliament witht their stance on GAY GENOCIDE.  THE U.S. will just let a lack of AODS treatment do its dirty work.  Don't wait for health care to be socialized, if you don't have a  bun in the oven, you can forget any medical assistance.  Yes, the United States has turned genocidial in its medical moves; genocidal and blatantly homophobic.

DC
DC

Quick! Someone call Ruben Diaz for reaction!

Patrick
Patrick

Please don't, he'll keep us til Christmas with his unintelligible blathering.

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