Monday, October 26, 2009

New York Gov. Paterson Announces Possible November 10 Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

New York Gov. David Paterson has announced a November 10 special legislative session for the state senate to not only finish pressing budgetary matters, but to also vote on the his marriage equality bill.

After a tumultuous power coup rocked the senate earlier this past summer, the marriage equality bill didn't look like it would survive, despite having already passed the state Assembly.

With the governor's and openly gay sponsor Sen. Tom Duane's persistence , the bill is hoping to see its day in the sun. Just last week at an Empire State Pride Agenda event, Paterson promised that the bill would get its vote.

“The special session is expected to include a possible vote by the senate to give final legislative approval to a same-sex marriage bill,” reported WCBS-TV. “Paterson has predicted the bill will be passed and signed into law in coming weeks.”

ACTION: If you're a New Yorker, join Empire State Pride Agenda's action and call your senator and tell them to vote for the marriage equality bill!

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