25 June 2011

Same-sex marriage now legal in New York

In another big step forward towards equality for all citizens, last night New York became the sixth and most populous state to allow same-sex marriage. Governor Cuomo signed it just hours after it passed the state Senate.

For a while, it looked like the bill might not get through the Republican-controlled Senate, but finally a compromise was reached. The compromise provides that churches and other religious groups will not be penalized if they refuse to perform or bless same-sex marriages.

Fair enough.

I hope other states will see this as an example worth following.

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