Friday, June 24, 2011

NY Leaders Reach Consensus on Religious Exemptions for Marriage Equality

From the NY Times - 4:14pm on Friday: "The Cuomo administration and legislative leaders have reached agreement on language that would protect religious institutions from obligations to recognize same-sex marriage, two people involved in the negotiations said on Friday afternoon, potentially paving the way for a vote on the marriage legislation."

"Senate Republicans were still discussing the marriage bill among themselves in a close door meeting on Friday afternoon. And it remained unclear whether — and even if — they would permit a vote on the broader legislation. Assembly lawmakers, which approved an earlier version of the same-sex marriage bill last week, would need to approve the new language in a new vote before the full bill could become law."

Of course, all that being said - will the GOP state senators allow a vote on the bill???

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