Tomorrow the New York Assembly is expected to easily pass openly gay Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell’s marriage equality bill.
Momentum seems to be growing for New York to enact a gay-marriage bill. Five other states have now passed the measure, and it is expected to be overwhelmingly approved by New York’s Assembly on Tuesday. The Assembly first approved the gay-marriage bill two years ago by a vote of 85-61.
I ran into O’Donnell on Saturday night and he told me that he expects at least 90 “yes” votes in the Assembly this year. The state Senate, of course, remains very iffy, although openly gay state Sen. Tom Duane say he is “convinced” the Senate will pass the bill before the current session ends next month.