New York Senate Rejects Gay Marriage

The same sex marriage bill was defeated in the New York Senate today.

The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure. Still, several key Democrats who were considered swing votes also opposed the bill.

The bill is effectively dead for the year. Newsweek: Is it time for federal action?

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