New York’s State Assembly approves marriage equality bill – The Senate may be next
On Tuesday night May 12 the State Assembly in NewYork voted for a same-sex marriage equality bill by 89-52. The bill now goes to the State Senate where a vote is expected within a few weeks. All indications are that it will pass in the Senate too. If approved, it then will be signed by Governor Patterson. He has already been a major contributor to the speed that the bill has moved through the New York legislature with his positive statements and personal lobbying in Albany.
What about New Jersey?
New Jersey is another state where the legislature is in a position to move quickly on marriage equality for the LGBT community if there was enough pressure on the legislature to do so. Governor Jon Corzine has said repeatedly that he will sign a bill once it gets to his desk.