New York gay marriage law, signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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

Updated: July 24, 2011 2:50 p.m.

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The New York gay marriage bill was signed into a law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, June 24, 2011; after the state senate approved it through majority of votes.



New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, after signing the
New York gay marriage bill into law, June 24, 2011

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As noted at US news sites that day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York gay marriage law on Friday at around at 11:55 p.m. (EDT)

According to reports, Republican Governor Cuomo signed New York gay marriage law in less than two hours after a majority of the state senators voted for it, 33-29.

Apparently, 29 Democrats and 4 Republicans voted for the passage of New York gay marriage bill and only one out of 29 who opposed it is Democrat.

“The other states look to New York for the progressive direction,” Cuomo was quoted as saying, after signing the New York gay marriage law.

“What we said today is, you look to New York once again. New York made a powerful statement, not just for the people of New York, but for people all across this nation.” Cuomo added.

Earlier, hundreds of gay gathered outside the Stonewall Inn, the so-called birth place of gay rights movements to celebrate the state senate approval of the New York gay marriage bill.

Later, gay advocates particularly from the entertainment industry including Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres showed support for the celebration of “equality of rights”.



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