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Content about Defense of Marriage Act

June 29, 2011

In an amazing or, alternatively, depressing 33 to 29 vote, marriage equality was voted for in the New York State Senate and nearly immediately signed into law by Gov. Mario Cuomo. No matter how narrow the victory, the battle has been won in New York and thanks to an unusually high population density in states where gay marriage is now legal, roughly half of the nation has the right to marry someone of the same gender now.

 

New York single-handedly determined this column’s topic for the week.