New York Legalizes Gay Marriage
After countless hours of behind-the-scenes wrangling, by a vote of 33-29, the state legislature has legalized gay marriage in New York. This makes New York the 6th state, and by far the largest, to offer same sex marriage in the United States. The bill was swiftly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has lobbied fiercely for marriage equality since taking office. Gay marriage ceremonies should begin within 30 days of the governor's signature.