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New York Passes Gay Marriage Legislation

The New York State Assembly voted today in the Senate to pass legislation which would make New York the 6th state in the country to recognize gay marriage.  The legislation will become law in 30 days, after the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Gov. Cuomo has pledged his support and stated previously he would sign the legislation into law. following the signing of the bill by Gov. Cuomo.  In a matter of hours the final vote was cast and the bill landed on the desk of the Democrat Cuomo.

The vote comes a week after the New York House approved the measure.  A key amendment was made to protect religious exemptions.  The amendment was pivotal to the passage of the bill as undecided Republican Senator, Stephen Saland, decided to support the measure.

A recent New York Daily News article estimated roughly $184 million would be pumped into the New York economy as a result of the legalizing of gay marriage.

For more here is the link to the full Huffington Post story.