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Photo: NYSenate.gov
Photo: NYSenate.gov

Sen. Roy McDonald to leave race after losing GOP Primary

The Republican State Senator who lost a primary after voting to legalize same-sex marriage is dropping out of the race. Senator Roy McDonald says he won't campaign on the Independence Party line in the general election and will instead back his former primary opponent.  Go to full article

Evangelical group files suit against same-sex marriage

One day after same sex marriage became legal in New York State, a lawsuit has been filed by some religious groups, saying the Senate violated legal procedures when it conducted the vote.

In Albany, Karen Dewitt has the details.  Go to full article

Same-sex marriage now the law, Cuomo says, even if some officials don't like it

Governor Cuomo says he "understands" the point of view of opponents of gay marriage who plan to protest during New York's first same sex marriages later this month. But he says public officials who refuse to okay the ceremonies are likely not going to be able to stay in their jobs.

Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Marie and Louise Tyo
Marie and Louise Tyo

Same-sex marriage in New York an important stepping stone, says one Potsdam couple

On Friday night, New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. And Potsdam couple Louise and Marie Tyo were watching.

Marie and Louise have been together for fifteen years, and they have a daughter. They got married in Canada a few years ago, and during the Patterson administration New York began recognizing marriages from all states and countries.

So Louise and Marie are legally married in New York already, but as far as they're concerned the passage of gay marriage in their home state is a huge symbolic victory and a stop on the road to federal recognition of their marriage.

Nora Flaherty spoke with Louise and Marie Tyo.  Go to full article
Bishop Terry LaValley
Bishop Terry LaValley

Catholic diocese rededicates to teaching "authentic" marriage

The Catholic Church leads opposition to New York's new law legalizing same sex marriage. In a statement over the weekend, Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg called the law "deeply disappointing and troubling."

The statement calls marriage between a man and a woman the only "authentic" marriage.

David Sommerstein spoke yesterday with Bishop LaValley about the new law and about his parishioners reaction to his statement.  Go to full article

Governor signs same sex marriage bill into law

Governor Cuomo signed the bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in New York into law following a dramatic debate and vote on the Senate floor Friday night.

The addition of two Republicans sealed the bill's fate after they said an amendment securing religious exemptions satisfied them. The bill passed in the Senate 33-29.  Go to full article

Same-sex marriage still hasn't made it to the floor as Senators conference

The same-sex marriage bill didn't make it to the floor Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said earlier he'd discuss the bill with his conference later on. When they're done with the conference--sometime this evening---he said he expects they'll announce whether they will bring the bill to the floor for a vote.  Go to full article
If it takes a little bit more time, it takes a little bit more time. I would much rather get it right than rush it.

Same sex marriage vote down in the queue

The state Senate may decide today whether to bring a bill legalizing same sex marriage to the floor for an up or down vote. Gov. Andrew Cuomoo continues to be optimistic about its chances for passage. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo "cautiously optimistic" gay marriage will come to a vote

After days of delay as Republican senators met behind closed doors, Governor Cuomo said he's "cautiously optimistic" that a same-sex marriage bill will be voted on the floor of the State Senate before legislators wrap up their session later this week. Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article

Legislative leaders announce resolutions on most--not all--issues

As the legislative session drags on, it seems an end may be in sight. The senate and assembly leaders have announced a "tentative framework agreement" with Governor Cuomo to resolve all the remaining end of session issues- except- gay marriage. Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article

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