The Marriage Equality Bill has been passed by the New York State Senate with a vote of 33 YES, 29 NO. We now can proudly assert that we are one of only 6 states, and Washington DC, that supports equality for ALL couples.
My lovelies, I have been watching this issue for weeks now. I’ve had tunnel vision. It got to the point that this is all I was thinking about. Because, really, I haven’t only been watching this issue for weeks. I’ve been watching it for my entire adult life.
My heart is so full right now. I promise to have more details for you tomorrow. Right now all I can do is happily cry into my frosty mug full of beer. I’ll tell you this though. I’ve never been prouder to call myself a New Yorker. And so I’ll leave you with a quote from Senator Mark Grisanti, a Republican Senator who is also a Catholic, who was able to lay aside his personal beliefs (albeit after religious protections and exemptions were added to the bill) and recognize that his job is to ensure the rights of ALL New Yorkers.
GRISANTI: “You can be wiser today than yesterday if you do the work”