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New York state lawmakers vote against gay marriage

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5B157K20091202

New York state lawmakers voted against legalizing gay marriage today.  If approved New York would have become the six state in the U.S. that allows same sex marriage. The vote ended with 38 against and 24 for the legalization of same sex marriage. Maggie Gallagher who is the leader of the National Organization for marriage said,” What you saw was the will of the people… The culture really hasnt shifted on gay marriage.” New York Governor David Paterson had said before that he would sign the bill into law if it had been passed. Paterson stated,” This is a civil rights issue. Marriage equality is as important as the emancipation of any group from oppression and the granting of equal rights to any community. … As dissapointed as we are today, lets get up tomorrow and redouble our efforts.”

Personally, I do not agree that gay marriage can be compared to equal rights among blacks and whites and males and females. This is not a question about people from different races coexisting. This is a question about two men or two women being able to get married. I am personally a very religious person and the concept of gay marriage is something that is completely against everything i have ever been taught. I dont know how to even begin to respond to this but i would like to hear anyone elses opinion on the matter.

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