The Senate GOP is expected to discuss the matter behind closed doors as soon as Tuesday and possibly bring it to the floor for an up-or-down vote by week's end. Most Read. Drone footage shows damage from mudflows in Monterey County. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo signs a bill legalizing same- sex marriage a bill Tuesday that would legalize same-sex marriage, effectively delivering on a promise he has made since taking office in January.
I don't want to be the governor who fights for marriage equality. Cuomo then went on to hit Paladino for his stands on immigration and abortion rights, and urged the group to make it to the polls on Making Day. The bill also specifies that no Andrew Cuomo signs a bill legalizing same- sex marriage would be forced to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples.
But he topped that by persuading a Republican-controlled Senate to pass a legislation making New York the largest state in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry. I want to be the governor who signs the law that makes equality a reality in the state of New York ," said the Democratic nominee.
The Paladino campaign has been in high damage-control mode since Sunday, when the candidate made what some considered highly offensive remarks about gays during a visit with Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn.
In hopes of attracting key Senate Republican votes, Cuomo's bill also offers exemptions from anti-discrimination laws to religious groups and affiliated organizations. There were initially some reports that Cuomo wasn't going to show up at the event, and that he declined to fill out ESPA's candidate questionnaire.
Anti-gay marriage advocates aren't the only ones turning up the pressure. Skip to content. Gray Davis.
After IVF shock, mom gives birth to two sets of identical twins. Cuomo Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited bill to legalize gay marriage in New York. Even Brown's critics say he made a valiant attempt to bring Republicans on board with his plan and can't be blamed for a long-established patchwork of legislative and fiscal troubles that underscore California politics.
Duran argues that the California GOP was determined not to compromise, like the Republicans in Minnesota who would not agree to raise taxes, prompting a shutdown of many state services on Friday.