The fight for same-sex marriage in New York is moving forward.
New York Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell through sometimes fiery debate ushered in a bipartisan vote Tuesday in the Democrat-led Assembly that would allow same-sex marriage in New York.
O’Donnell, the gay brother of entertainer Rosie O’Donnell, says he’s been engaged to his partner for 28 years and wants to give marriage a shot.
Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, a black man from the Bronx, says he objects to comparing same sex marriage to racial civil rights. He says the measure will put government on a collision course with religious freedom.
Democratic Assemblyman Dove Hikind of Brooklyn, a Jewish leader, says he has to follow God and God isn’t a politician and doesn’t flip-flop on issues.
Now the focus switches to the Democrat-controlled Senate.