New Yorkers Celebrate Passage of Gay Marriage Bill; Did You Know Another Bill Was Passed Yesterday?
|Crowds gather outside the Stonewall Inn.|
- We're proud to be New Yorkers today after the state senate passed same-sex marriage last night! And so are the crowds who flooded the West Village to celebrate; revelers gathered outside the Stonewall Inn last night to mark the historic moment. Talking Points Memo has a good slideshow of the scene over there. Our Intern Esther went to go join the party, and we'll have more from her later. We'll have a slideshow later today as well. Despite a horrendously suspenseful vote -- and an eleventh-hour stonewalling attempt by Sen. Ruben Diaz, during which the sound of thousands of people cringing was almost audible-- Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law last night and gay couples will be able to marry in New York starting July 24. How many people do you think proposed to each other last night? And have we thought about how this will double the amount of weddings we attend, and crazily enough that doesn't sound like a bad thing at all?