Saturday, June 25, 2011
New York is the sixth state in America to legalize same sex marriage, making it the largest state in our country where homosexuals can get married. According to the New York Times, the bill was approved with a 33 to 29 vote. Outside of the building where the vote was taking place was a crowd of protesters chanting and waving signs that stated, “support traditional marriage” while those in favor of passing the bill held signs that stated, “Love is love, Vote Yes”.
The law will take effect 30 days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signs the bill.
And with this weekend being “Gay Pride Weekend” in New York City, this couldn’t have happened at a better time.
President Barack Obama visited New York yesterday and addressed this issue. He explained to the gay community that having the right to get married would take time but he said, “I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country”.
What do you think about gay marriage? Do you this it hurts traditional marriage?