Friday, June 24, 2011 The NYS Senate in Albany voted in favor of the Marriage Equality Bill allowing Same sex marriages to be preformed and recognized in NYS. The process was long and exhausting. Protesters lined he hallways in front of the Senate Chambers and Gala. Supporters consisted of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, and Queer New Yorkers; Straight Allies, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Rabbi's, Bishops, and grandparents chanted "Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married". Supporters out numbered those not in favor by 20 to 1. When the news came that the bill was passed through the Senate many tears where shed. The vote passed in the senate with 33 votes. The last chant of the night was "this is what Democracy looks like". Some supporters were in Albany for days. Including Binghamton's own Equality Binghamton group. The group went to senators offices and stood with signs with other supporters like the Human Rights Campaign. The group consisted of 10 or so members that had made multiple trips to the Capitol building. It was a long and emotional roller-coaster ride for supporters but, in the end it payed off and now NYS is proud to honor same sex marriage.
Mairriage Equality Bill Passes Senate
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