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Albany, NY - Gov. Paterson Pushes Again For NY Gay Marriage Vote

Published on: December 1, 2009 02:36 PM
By:  CBS 2
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Albany, NY - Gov. David Paterson said the way was now clear for a state Senate vote on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York.

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Some key legislators have tied the long awaited vote to passing a deficit reduction plan. That’s now expected to be done this week.

While the bill was passed months ago by the Assembly and has the governor’s backing, its prospects in the Senate remain uncertain.

Paterson said Tuesday he was confident it will pass, but he wants a debate and vote in any case to advance the cause.

Opponents like Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz say they remain ready to fight the measure and don’t think a vote is imminent.

Democrats have a 32-30 majority in the Senate. But about a half-dozen Democrats oppose the bill. So Republican votes would be needed to reach the 32 required for approval.


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 Dec 01, 2009 at 02:47 PM 5t atturney Says:

move on with this........i dont care anymore.
just keep your eye(s) on the budget.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 03:11 PM Anonymous Says:

how did sheldon silver who is the most powerfull democrat in the state let it pass the asmbley? he knopws how to kill plenty of bills that he doesnt like. nothing can reach the assembly floor without his permission. a chilul hashem that a frum yid can stop it and didnt

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 03:12 PM Monsey for values Says:

Take a little time and call senator morahan 5184553261 tell them your not in favor of gay marriage or civil unions, people are not speaking out enough.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 03:21 PM Seriously? Says:

We need to be more tolerable of people who make different decisions in life than we would make. Even if I don't support others views, we should show respect to others as we are all created in the image of G-d.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 03:54 PM Mad chareidi Says:

Hashem yerachim.I hope Hashem will help us by prevanting turning new york in a place of legal znus.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 04:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Monsey for values Says:

Take a little time and call senator morahan 5184553261 tell them your not in favor of gay marriage or civil unions, people are not speaking out enough.

Thanks for the number -- I called and told him i was in favor because I recognize that recognizing the civil rights of others, regardless of what I think, helps protect my liberties

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 05:12 PM Charlie Hall Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

how did sheldon silver who is the most powerfull democrat in the state let it pass the asmbley? he knopws how to kill plenty of bills that he doesnt like. nothing can reach the assembly floor without his permission. a chilul hashem that a frum yid can stop it and didnt

Had he note brought it to the floor for a vote he would have been replaced as Speaker.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 06:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Hashem yerachem how many tzaros can we suffer its time to take out the thellim & be mispallel that the gezairah should be mevatel so we live as frum yiddin in NY

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 07:09 PM Mad chareidi Says:

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Charlie Hall Says:

Had he note brought it to the floor for a vote he would have been replaced as Speaker.

Halachicly ,morallyis that a excuse?

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 07:13 PM Anonymous Says:

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Charlie Hall Says:

Had he note brought it to the floor for a vote he would have been replaced as Speaker.

so a job comes before moral values? especially when a frum yid can either ve mekadash shem shomyim or mechalal shem shomyim?

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 08:39 PM Anonymous Says:

You're all a bunch of bigots who pretend to care about freedom but who secretly desire a theocratic state in which religious law would replace civil law, and religious rights would replace civil rights.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 10:08 PM Charlie Hall Says:

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Anonymous Says:

so a job comes before moral values? especially when a frum yid can either ve mekadash shem shomyim or mechalal shem shomyim?

How do you know he didn't ask a shilah? The frum community has given huge support to politicians who support SSM, most recently Mike Bloomberg (who would be going back to his business if were not for frum votes). Losing Sheldon Silver's ability to get money to frum institutions could devastate our community institutions. And being "mekadash shem shomyim" would not have stopped the bill from getting approved by the Assembly.

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 09:05 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You're all a bunch of bigots who pretend to care about freedom but who secretly desire a theocratic state in which religious law would replace civil law, and religious rights would replace civil rights.

it has nothing to do with imposing religous laws on the people. their is a certain standard that even goyim had for centuries that they just dont cross. this is about moral values that the world in general has to abide by. its true that bec we have a torah we understand it better, but in this case thats not the issue. if i want to marry my dog bec i love him should we legalize that to why not? if a girl wants to walk around naked should we say also we are bigots and cant impose religous laws to replace civil laws

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 Dec 01, 2009 at 10:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Charlie Hall Says:

How do you know he didn't ask a shilah? The frum community has given huge support to politicians who support SSM, most recently Mike Bloomberg (who would be going back to his business if were not for frum votes). Losing Sheldon Silver's ability to get money to frum institutions could devastate our community institutions. And being "mekadash shem shomyim" would not have stopped the bill from getting approved by the Assembly.

thiers no way in a million yrs that any rav would of given him a heter to let it through. who says the frum community is right in supporting poltiicans who allow these things to pass just for money. being mekadish shem shomim would of stooped the bill from passing bec silver knows how to kill a bill vy well when he doesnt want it hes even blocked popular bills such as west side staduim and many other projects . if silver doent want it doesnt get to the floor. its not about imposing religon its about moral values. should we allow people to marry thier dogs also if they choose?

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 Dec 02, 2009 at 03:09 AM ben Says:

We live in a secular country not one based on the Torah so if you're not in favor so be it but don't go quoting your verses as if the country must abide by it. I do not think homosexuality is right but I will not impose my beliefs on others and if gays want civil unions then let them have it. Sheesh you people are so dim

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 Dec 02, 2009 at 10:09 AM Anonymous Says:

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ben Says:

We live in a secular country not one based on the Torah so if you're not in favor so be it but don't go quoting your verses as if the country must abide by it. I do not think homosexuality is right but I will not impose my beliefs on others and if gays want civil unions then let them have it. Sheesh you people are so dim

are we dim also if i want the right to marry my dog. this has nothing to do with quoting verses. their are certain standards that even a goy shuld understand. they are certain lines where even if you to privatly but they have never indoorsed it in public throughout the generations. this is worse than the greeks. even goyim have ti have some values or the world wont stand

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