Thursday, December 3, 2009

New York Senate Rejects Marriage Equality

Wow it was amazing to watch the debate streaming live yesterday on the New York Senate website to possible view history in New York possibly becoming the 6th state to reconize same sex marriage but their was not enough votes needed to make history.
The New York Senate rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Empire State by a vote of 38-24 after a passionate debate on the floor earlier today. The Senate debate on marriage equality was streamed live over the internet and received over 10,000 views setting a record for the most watched Senate hearing to date. I must these two ladies speeches below were very powerful. First Brooklyn Senator Velmanette Montgomery speaks on the Marriage Equality Bill then it will be followed by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson.

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

1 comment:

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