Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal In New York State

Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal in New York State

The passage makes New York the most populous state in the Union to legalize same-sex marriages -- despite Libertarian warnings from an Archbishop

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    ... other), two in York County ... where the historic ... who are openly gay and ... with the word 'marriage.' In ... one is spiritual, and ...
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    06/24/2011 - 3:37 pm | View Link
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  • Same-sex marriage
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