Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Today's schedule vote on marriage equality legislation in New York has been put off indefinitely. Supporters in the State Senate and civil rights lobbyists have been unable to garner the 32 necessary votes for approval.
From The New York Times:
“Our community has spent the past few years making the case to 62 state senators for why we should be treated equally by the laws of our state,” said Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda. “The time for making cases is over. We’ve heard dozens of excuses and we’ve been told countless times that we’ll have to wait for equality.”
The bill’s sponsor in the Senate, Tom Duane, could not say whether the bill would come to the floor.
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