Protesters Gather in Halls of Capitol as Republicans Weigh Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the halls of New York's Capitol on Monday as Senate Republicans continued to weigh whether to vote on same-sex marriage.

Clergy-led groups opposing same-sex marriage sang hymns and prayed in small circles as pro-marriage advocates sang "God Bless America" and jammed the halls and parlor outside the Senate chamber.

Republicans met behind closed doors on Monday and could call for a floor vote as early as today. The Assembly already passed it, and Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged his support.

With the Associated Press



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