Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marriage equality in NY state - vote may happen Wednesday

Marriage equality in NY state is tied to rent control and tax cap bills, it appears.

From the Wall Street Journal: Senate Majority leader Dean Skelos said Tuesday afternoon that the framework for agreement on rent control and a tax cap had been reached. Those agreements appear to clear the way for gay marriage to be addressed separately as early as Wednesday.

Skelos, a Long Island Republican, holds great sway over which bills make it to the full Senate for a vote. He is opposed to gay marriage but says he'll let his members decide its fate.

Now that the Repubs have what they wanted on their two issues - will they let marriage equality come up for a vote tomorrow? And will one more state senator decide to stand on the right side of history?

Stay tuned.

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