h/t to my favorite carpetbagging tax-delinquent heterosupremecist theocrat Gary Randall for keeping me up to date on the haps in NY
Governor Paterson says he’s secured a commitment by Senate leaders that there will be a vote on the marriage bill
during the Nov 16-17 special legislative session by the end of the year. The Assembly passed the marriage equality bill months ago and Paterson has promised to sign it if it makes it through the Senate.
Update: The Senate has adjourned until Tuesday at a time yet to be determined. Not surprisingly, there’s some doubt as to when the vote will really happen. I’ve been informed by Blend reader Stephen that the AP video below is misleading because the Patterson segment is actually from a week ago. Sure enough, it was from 11/11/09. You can watch the unedited video here, and hear the Governor say that he will put the bill on the Nov 16-17 agenda, but that the only real time commitment made by Senate leadership is to debate the bill and take a vote by the end of the year. FYI here’s a WNYC story posted this morning on the subject.
Who knows when/if the Senate will actually vote on the marriage bill. But if they do get around to it, you can watch the live Senate debate here (I’ve removed the video window I had up earlier because it very annoyingly starts playing automatically.).