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Same-sex marriage vote may come this week

Jun 20, 2011 12:26 pm

The State Capitol in Albany will be abuzz all week until a vote is taken on the proposed same-sex marriage bill or the legislature retires for the summer, whichever comes first. Columbia County's State Senator, Steve Saland (R-Poughkeepsie) is one of three Republican senators Gov. Andrew Cuomo has targeted to be the last voted needed to pass the bill. Capitol Confidential, the Albany Times-Union's political blog, posted the video above showing people both in favor and opposed to the law protesting in the capitol and this text:
Here’s the scene outside the east door to the Senate antechamber at 10:20 a.m. Monday, as advocates for marriage equality and traditional marriage are jumbled together, creating major placard dissonance (“Equality for all families” next to “Marriage = one man + one woman”). Football player David Tyree, who released a video last week boosting traditional marriage, is in the throng. Trad marriage advocates have been encouraged to pray in small groups, and members of the media are amply represented in the thickening crowd — which is now singing.
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