Marriage is a daily event at City Hall and for the City Clerk and her staff its nothing out of the ordinary....With Clerk Donna Dutton retiring the next clerk will now preside over a new kind of wedding.....Same sex couples will be able to wed after a vote tonight in the State Senate....a 33-29 vote in favor of same sex weddings.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will surely sign the bill which takes effect 30 days later.
The same sex bill might have had more votes, but Republicans were skittish about taking the risky vote...29 Democrats and four Republicans ended up voting yes....One Democrat and 28 Democrats voted no.
Senator Patty Ritchie and Senator Joe Griffo voted no.
New York gay marriage bill passes - Reid J. Epstein - POLITICO.com