Saturday, June 25, 2011

New York Becomes 6th State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

MSNBC actually allowed "The Rachel Maddow Show" to run fourty minutes over it's normal 10PM conclusion last night to cover the New York state senate vote which legalized same-sex marriage in that state at approximately 10:30PM. It must also be noted that the NY state senate currently has a Republican majority. New York joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is permitted. New Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) had made it clear that this legislation granting full and equal rights was a priority of his administration. He signed the measure at 11:55 p.m., less than an hour and a half after the vote. The law will go into effect in 30 days, meaning that same-sex couples could begin marrying in New York by late July. Evidently he's already evolved enough to understand that equality is equality. C'mon President Obama, you see how easy that was?

The powers that be at MSNBC must've had a tough call, cover a historical vote or switch to Lock-Up, their normal weekend programming which starts at 10PM on Fridays. I shouldn't pick on MSNBC too much, Faux Newz is still pretending it didn't happen. There was absolutely no live coverage from the "fair and balanced" network.

Very nicely done New York and congratulations!

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