Last Friday night the Estate of New York approved a bill that allows gay marriage, after a week of intense negotiations New York became the six Estate that legalized the marriage between couples of the same sex. The legislation was approved by a difference of four votes with a total of 33 in favor and 29 against it.
New York adds to the other five Estates that allow gay marriages with Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Republican Senator, Stephen Saland gave the decisive vote to approve the bill. Mark Grisanti was among the republican dissidents, later Grisant apologized for opposing against the bill.
The approval of the Estate Senate was announced during midnight by the Governor of New York, the democrat Andrew M. Cuomo. After Cuomo put his signature in the bill will be effective in 30 days. Now the gay and lesbian couples will be able to get married in the Estate of New York. (AV)
Source: El País Newspaper