Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York Senate approves gay marriage

In a historic vote, the Senate of the State of New York legalized gay marriage. The Republicans still had need for change, but then the Senate voted on the Act: The U.S. state of New York is poised to legalize gay marriage. It would be the sixth and most populous state, are allowed to marry in the same-sex couples.

With 33 yeas and 29 nays, the chamber of parliament on Friday approved the law that allows same sex marriage. Homosexuals in parliament and on the streets of New York City celebrated the vote. Four Republicans voted together with the 29 Democratic Senatn for the law that was in the past four years failed in the House of Lords.

The state in the north-east of the country, making it the sixth and by far the most populous U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Previously allowed only Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and gay marriage. Several other states allow civil partnership but not marriage for same-sex couples.

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