Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Breaking News: NYS Assembly will debate marriage bill today

From Azi Paybarah over at The Politicker:

The Assembly will debate a gay marriage bill today, according to the bill's prime sponsor, Danny O'Donnell of Manhattan.

"That's right," he told me. "I'm a little nervous."

He said that the bill was reported out of the judiciary committee yesterday "with no negative votes by the Democrats," but he stopped short of making any predictions about its fate.

It should be said that the mere fact that the Assembly is having this debate is historic, and it certainly has the potential -- depending on how things go -- to become national news.

They Assembly is in session now, and the debate is expected later today. You can watch the session live here.

This follows a report from the The New York Sun this morning saying that the Assembly seems ready to pass it.

1 comment:

MadProfessah said...

Good luck on passing the marriage bill through one house.

Has Pride Agenda also discussed having a comprehensive domestic partnership or civil unions bill introduced?

After all, New York is now behind New Jersey in this area, that's gotta hurt!