The fight for marriage equality in New York has been a long and strenuous one, and it appears that now, since the state Assembly has passed a bill that would legalize same-sex union, it's up to the Senate to make it happen.
The bill needs 32 votes to pass on the floor. So far, 31 senators have gone on record as supporting it, and as of today, no one has changed their stance.
HOWEVER, we're hearing now that governor and legislative leaders have reached an agreement concerning religious exemptions in the marriage bill, which basically would ensure that the language used in it would protect religious institutions from the obligation to recognize marriage between homosexuals.
If this works, all the State Assembly would have to do, would be approve the new language before the full bill could become law, and the vote could take place as soon as TONIGHT!
All right! Let's make this happen, guys!
THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE. IT IS AN EQUAL RIGHTS ONE - AND EVERYONE DESERVES THAT MUCH!
We're praying that the right decision is made!
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