Tide Turning on Gay Marriage

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:02 PM
Tide Turning on Gay Marriage
New York is moving closer to becoming the largest state to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.

Four lawmakers who voted against gay marriage two years ago, including one Republican, declared on Monday that they would now vote in favor of allowing gays to wed.

Their public statements—deliberately timed to emerge just before the end of the legislative session—added significant momentum behind passage of same-sex marriage legislation. Shortly afterward, after huddling with gay leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would advance a gay-marriage bill, setting the stage for a vote this week.