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Gov Paterson Postpones Vote on Gay Marriage to September

Gov Paterson Postpones Vote on Gay Marriage to September

New York Gov. David Paterson, an advocate of marriage equality, announced that he intents to push the State Senate vote on legalizing same sex marriage in a special session in early September.

New York Gov. David Paterson, an advocate of marriage equality, announced that he intents to push the State Senate vote on legalizing same sex marriage in a special session in early September according to 365gay.com

Gov Paterson's sentiment and motive for postponing the vote to the fall is because he doesn't believe the State Senate to currently be in the right frame of mind to vote on such issue.

While the newly-functional State Senate passed more than 100 bills overnight Friday, lawmakers did not immediately vote on more controversial issues such as same-sex marriage.

State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. ended the month-long Senate stalemate on Thursday the same way he started it, by switching sides. By rejoining the Democratic party, Espada restored the Senate's Democratic majority of 32-30 and became the senate majority leader.

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