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Question: What Are Your Thoughts On The Same Sex-Marriage Bill Passing?

New York State Senate passed the same-sex marriage bill 33-29 Friday night.

With a final vote of 33-29 in the State Senate on Friday, New York will be the sixth state in to adopt gay marriage, according to a Huffington Post report.

"I've always said that love makes a family and now for the first time the state legislature has validated that," said D-Huntington. "It's a great day to be a New Yorker and a great day to be an American."

Our Question of the Day for is: What are your thoughts on the passing of the same-sex marriage bill?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

Greg Martinez June 26, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Why not one man and two women? Why not three men or three women marrying? Because marriage is a religious institution of one man and one woman. Same sex marriage is abomination. The Republican Senate allowed this assault on the family to pass, the New York State Republican Party now owns homosexual marriage. Therefore, I have mailed in my change of party registration from Republican to Conservative. The New York State Conservative Party is the last party in New York State to defend traditional and normal values.
Scotty June 26, 2011 at 05:57 AM
Because, Mr. Martinez...gay couples aren't asking for multiple marriages. They're merely requesting recognition of their EXISTING long-term relationships in many cases, or the right to marry legitimately the people they choose to spend the rest of their lives with - just as straight people do. For you to turn it into a discussion of polygamy is ludicrous. A good friend of mine had a loving relationship with her partner and when her partner died she had absolutely NO rights during the hospital stay or afterwards as far as making funeral arrangements. She had no standing at all, as if she were merely 'a friend'. How would that make YOU feel - if you'd been with your wife for, say - 10+ years and upon her death her family took over and shunted you aside because you had NO LEGAL STANDING! Do you 'get it' now? I doubt it. People like you never will. Which is why it had to be legislated and passed into law. The fact you dredge up a stupid biblical word such as 'abomination' tells me all I'D ever want to know about you. Of course you won't use it to describe the 'abominations' such as adultery, fornication, whoremongering (also described in your bible) as it applies to people like so many 'leaders' of the republican/conservative party, will you? No. Those sins are 'acceptable' to your mind. Which is what makes it all so stupid to people like me who find the stone throwers like you so beyond narrow minded. I'm surprised you live here since NY's never been conservative, thankfully.
Greg Martinez June 26, 2011 at 01:42 PM
This is all about the radical homosexual movement's war on the family. Polygamy amongst genders must eventually follow this current step we are taking toward Sodom, constitutionally. After all, how is it "equal protection of the laws" if two males can marry & yet one man not marry two women, or three men not marry each other? BTW, I have lived in New York State since I was born. Last I heard the Stalinists running Washington DC and Albany have not yet started issuing internal passports to regulate where American citizens can and can not live. Regarding New York State allegedly always being a liberal state, not so, NYS voted for Ronald Reagan twice by large margins for President.
Scotty June 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM
typical republican code words: 'war', 'radical movement', etc. etc. (or blah, blah). NOone's waging war here except you. The rest of us are happily celebrating a momentous day in New York - where finally - equal rights for all our citizens are recognized by both political parties. The rest of the Country is taking notice. A good thing for equality and a sign to those who would try to impose their puritanical and/or sharia religious rule upon the rest of us - that we're simply not having it. Blather on all you want. People of different persuasions will now have the same rights I enjoy as a straight person under New York's laws. That's absolutely fine with me since nothing anyone else does in their bedroom affects me one iota. I somehow knew you would take my comment alluding to why such a conservative person would want to stay in a state which clearly is not to his liking, and twist it into a comment about our current government regulating where Americans should or should not live. You have the wrong party. It was Ashcroft and his Patriot Act under Bush who began us down that particular slippery slope. Nothing remotely to do with our current democratic President, so don't try to sell that here. There's nothing remotely 'stalinist' about Albany or Washington - unless it's in the House and under Bruno. Polygamy, ftr - was outlawed, afaik. It does not naturally follow from gay marriage. Apples/oranges, since we're talking about TWO people only, and their civil rights.
David Klopman June 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM
Gregory A. Martinez 10:25pm on Saturday, June 25, 2011 Why not one man and two women? Why not three men or three women marrying? Because marriage is a religious institution of one man and one woman. Since when did marriage become a religious institution? I dont recall having to assert any religion when I got married. Greg, they arent bothering you and arent waging a war on anyone. The only people that have died , because of declaring they are gay are the gays who were attacked for no reason, other than their being different than you Greg. Take your bigotry and move to somewhere less tolerant, like Iraq or Afghanistan. You'd fit right in!
John Gruber June 27, 2011 at 03:04 PM
hahahaha the homosexuals are not rounding anybody up. You are being completely hypocritical when saying they're "waging a war" when in fact WE, the heterosexuals are brutalizing them just because they don't like women? That's completely ignorant and a big reason why we still have problems in society. What's the big deal? Let 2 people be happy with eachother, who are we to say that 2 people can't marry because some don't think they should? I find it incredibly stupid that heterosexual people can tell homosexuals what to do as far as love. when its ok for people like Larry King to marry and divorce 7 people but 2 men or 2 women marrying ruin the sanctity of mariage? That's the dumbest thing I've heard of. PS according to you they are sinning so if you truly believe your beliefs aren't these people going to hell anyway so what businees is it to you? No one's forcing you to be gay so people like you need to stop being so ignorant, you nor I should have any say in what homosexuals can do because its THEIR LIFE
Greg Martinez June 27, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Quoting David Klopan: "Since when did marriage become a religious institution?" Since the beginning of human history, too wit. "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." [Matthew 19:4-6 - KJV] P.S. So, Mr. Klopman, when do the radical homosexual brownshirts start rounding up the normal people and relocating them too Iraq and Afghanistan? You will have a hard time accomplishing this since there are way more normals than abnormals. It would be more logistically feasible for the abnormals to move to San Francisco, were your buddies are in complete control and busy passing laws against keeping goldfish as pets.
David Klopman June 27, 2011 at 04:43 PM
So Greg if I'm Jewish or Muslim or Agnostic or I dont believe in the Christian bible you're essentially saying I'm not allowed to get married? Marriage has nothing to do with Religion. They didnt stop me from getting married because I'm Jewish and my wife is Catholic. Greg? By the way your P.S. paragraph shows you are pretty abnormal. I tried to comprehend what you were saying but you lost me at radical homosexual brownshirts and logistically feasible. Also are you following me? How do you know my buddies all live in San Francisco and are in complete control? ROFL.
Loren Boiarsky June 27, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Oh, if this weren't so pathetic it would be hysterical. Just wait - I'll bet these crazy New York lawmakers are going to let interracial couples marry one of these days. THEN we're going to hell in a handbasket for sure!
David Klopman June 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM
and much to Gregs chagrin Loren, we can traipse all the way in hell.. He's probably a closet ballet bancer
Howard Knispel June 30, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Does Mr. Martines understand that the New Testement he quotes is less than two thousand years old. The beginning of "human history" goes well before that. Homosexuality was a common practice in many ancient civilizations. Marraige existed prior to Christianity and was a social institution created to establish male lineage and had nothing to do with Christianity or any religion.
Richard July 18, 2011 at 02:07 AM
If you believe that "marriage is a religious institution.....", then fine. Just practice your religion. But marriage is also a civil- and government-regulated institution, and that is the one that was changed. It does not affect you or me in any way. All the gays are asking for is the civil right to be legally entitled to the benefits of marriage. I don't understand why you are so upset about it. No one is going to force you or your clergyman to recognize anything or to perform gay marriages. And stop with the "..two women, ... men and dogs" etc. That's not what this is about.
Richard July 18, 2011 at 02:11 AM
Yeah, right. "radical homosexual movement's war on the family". What about the radical anti-abortion movement's war on abortion rights? See, I can use inflammatory and meaningless terms too.

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