We shouldn't jump to conclusions as to what the recent power play in the NY State Senate means for same-sex marriage, according to James Withers of 365Gay.com, in What will happen now to marriage in New York?, June 9, 2009. He points out that, contrary to the conclusions some gay bloggers have jumpet to, Pedro Espada Jr. (State Senator from the Bronx) has not only promised to vote "Yes" on marriage equality but is one of the co-sponsors of the marriage equality bill, according to page 2 of the New York Times story G.O.P. Regains Control of New York State Senate by Danny Hakim and Jeremy W. Peters, June 8, 2009.
Even better news: New Senate President Wants Vote on Same-Sex Marriage by Danny Hakim, New York Times City Room Blog, June 9, 2009( Some recent blog posts, on otherwise worthwhile gay blogs, that jumped to wrong conclusionsCollapse )
Will the marriage equality bill pass the NY State Senate? That's still very iffy. Meanwhile, the NY State Senate is in a procedural uproar, according to a news story today, State Senate GOP Seizes Control In Political Coup, NY1, June 8, 2009.
Below are more news stories. As usual, I've bolded some who/what/when/where details about the religious right wing that I want to research further.( Recent news stories about the New York marriage equality billCollapse ) ( News stories about the victory in New HampshireCollapse ) ( News stories about yesterday's Gay Pride parade in QueensCollapse ) ( Miscellaneous news storiesCollapse )
Looks like the religious right wing has succeeded in stalling the same-sex marriage bill in the NY State Senate.
Below are some news stories from June 1. (I've bolded some who/what/when/where details that I should research further later.)( News stories from June 1Collapse )
And now for some more recent news stories on same-sex marriage, mentioning various religious right wing groups. Some stories from yesterday, June 3:( News stories from June 3Collapse )
And now for some news stories from today, June 4:( News stories from June 4Collapse )
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