Paterson Introduces Gay-Marriage Bill

It's a civil rights issue: NY gov
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:43 AM CDT
Paterson Introduces Gay-Marriage Bill
Paterson has vowed to bring "equality to everyone" by legalizing gay marriage in New York state.   (AP Photo)

Inspired by Vermont’s legalization of gay marriage, New York Gov. David Paterson has introduced legislation to bring “equality to everyone” in his state, too. It’s the second time he has touted the same-sex marriage bill, the Post reports. Paterson today urged the legislature to move it forward—even if it won’t pass—as a signal of commitment to the issue. (Read more David Paterson stories.)

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