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Marriage bill passes Assembly, faces uncertain challenges in state Senate

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New York's Assembly voted 89-52 in favor of legalizing same gender marriage yesterday.
The vote was bipartisan, with five Republicans joining the Democratic majority. North Country Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava, Theresa Sayward, and Janet Duprey were all among the five. Duprey had voted against previous same sex marriage bills. (Hear the statement she made as she rose to explain why changed her mind this time below.)
The Assembly vote moves New York closer to becoming the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. But for now, the measure remains stalled in the state Senate. Karen DeWitt has our story:

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent


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