BREAKING: Gay Marriage Equality Passes in New York State
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.
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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