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New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law

Date: June 24, 2011
Authors: Nicholas Confessore and Michael Barbaro
QUOTE: Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born....Passage of same-sex marriage here followed a daunting run of defeats in other states where voters barred same-sex marriage by legislative action, constitutional amendment or referendum. Just five states currently permit same-sex marriage...

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