The New York Senate passed a bill on Friday, June 24, legalizing gay marriage in the state of New York. Senators that had promised their voters to turn down the bill and vote against it, said they felt justified and could not find any argument not to vote for the bill. All Americans, men and women deserved the same civil rights, gay or not gay.
There were celebrations last night among the gay communities, they had won over another state. They could now ask their partner for their hand in marriage. Other states that legalized gay marriages, were Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The difference with New York State is that anyone can come here from anywhere to get married, they do not have to be a New York resident.
Same sex marriage bill becomes law on July 24, 2011. The gay rights activists are reported to have started the movement in New York City in Greenwich Village during the early 1970′s. New York is the largest populated state to legalize gay marriages. Gay activists still have a long way to go, with over 40 states still prohibiting the marriages of same sex partners.