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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    06/27/2011 - 8:51 am | View Link
  • New Yorkers Celebrate Historic Vote for Gay Marriage
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    06/25/2011 - 11:01 am | View Link
  • NYers celebrate historic vote for gay marriage
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    06/24/2011 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal in New York State
    The most surprising thing about Friday's vote by lawmakers in Albany to make New York America's sixth and largest state where gays can marry one another is not that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a patient display of vote-counting that would have impressed Lyndon ...
    06/24/2011 - 3:38 pm | View Link
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  • Same-sex marriage
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    10/25/2014 - 2:29 am | View Website
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  • Legal History Blog
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