The Republican-controlled Senate of New York has passed a Gay Marriage law. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/gay-marriage-legalized-new-york_n_884434.html for a whole lot of coverage.
I particularly like Republican Senator Roy McDonald‘s defense of his own support for the new law:
“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, FUCK IT, I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK. I’M TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”
See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/new-york-gay-marriage_n_878358.html for more on McDonald and the implications of his shift from undecided to support.
Rachel Maddow covered the vote live:
Coolness. Thank you New York for supporting positive change.