Politics
1:19 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

New law clears the way for gay marriage in NY

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed New York's gay marriage bill, starting what is expected to be a crush of gay weddings beginning in 30 days.
    

State lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize same-sex marriage last night, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. At New York City's famous Stonewall Inn that spawned the gay rights movement in 1969, Scott Redstone watched lawmakers pass a historic gay marriage measure Friday night on one of the many Internet and television feeds. He was with his partner of 29 years, and popped the question.
    

New York becomes the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far.

(From the Associated Press)