New York Same Sex Marriage Vote Likely Delayed

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June 20, 2011 11:25 a.m.

The New York state Senate will likely push the vote on marriage equality to later this week, as Republicans continue to negotiate with supporters of the bill over its language.The legislative session is supposed to end on Monday, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has indicated he wants to keep the state Senate in session through next week, to leave time for it to vote to extend the state’s rent control laws.

NY1 reports that the marriage equality vote will probably not happen until Wednesday or Thursday, according to one Republican lawmaker.

The bill currently has 31 supporters in the state Senate, and just needs one more vote to pass. Some of the remaining undecided Republicans are pushing for more exemptions for religious groups, which is the focus of the negotiations with Cuomo.

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