New York gay marriage approved, won by state senate votes

By on Jun 25, 2011 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Updated: June 25, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Read New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the New York gay marriage bill into law

Gay marriage in New York has been approved on Friday, June 24, 2011 after being won by state senate votes, which will take effect 30 days after it is signed into law.

New York gay marriage supporters file photo
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According to US news sites that day, New York gay marriage will already be allowed after majority of New York State senators voted for its approval, 33-29.

Apparently, hundreds of gays went to the streets of New York, particularly outside Stonewall Inn, where gay rights movement was said to be born, to celebrate the passage of gay marriage bill.

On the other hand, gay rights advocate celebrities including pop star Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres have expressed their excitement for the gay marriage approval.

“The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!” Lady Gaga posted on her official Twitter account later.

“I’m thrilled about the news in NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling.” Ellen DeGeneres tweets.

New York has always been a leader in movements to extend freedom and equality to people who had been denied full membership in the American family,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on a released statement.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Republican, will sign the bill into law soon, which will make New York the sixth and largest US state to legalize gay marriage.

Among the others US states which previously allowed gay marriage are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

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