Question of the Day: Do You Think Gay Marriage Should Be Legal in New York?

The day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes a bill that would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, North Fork Patch wants to know what you think.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a bill on Tuesday that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Cuomo, a long-time advocate of such a bill, proposed a Marriage Equality Act, which would change the state's current Domestic Relations Law to state that "no application for a marriage license shall be denied on the ground that the parties are of the same or a different sex."

The bill, according to this report from the Huffington Post, has strong support from Democrats and from the state House with 67 sponsors. State Sen. Ken LaValle has stated that, though he supports gay civil unions, he believes marriage is between a man and a woman and said he will vote on the gay marriage measure if a bill comes to the floor.

Gay marriage is currently legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia.

has a registry for domestic partners, which allows unmarried partners to collect benefits from their partner's companies. Since the registry was approved in 2004, 25 couples are registered with six registering last year and one this year.

What are your thoughts on Gov. Cuomo's proposal?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the boxes below.

Tony Chliek June 16, 2011 at 04:42 PM
What's wrong is discriminating against certain groups of people and denying them the same rights as heterosexual couples, because you don't approve of who they fall in love with. Just because you say it's wrong doesn't make you right either.
stephen ciaglo June 16, 2011 at 04:55 PM
try reading your BIBLE if you believe ? it just might open your eyes!!!!
happy June 17, 2011 at 12:10 AM
happy June 17, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Its just silly. You can't plug the vacuum into the vacuum. You can but it will backfire. Although gays should go through the same misery as married couples. No sleep hate work realise kids are that cool. Oh yea the have to buy kids just like GOD intended. !!!!
dennis haeg June 17, 2011 at 07:23 AM
I think gay people in love should have the same rights, but please call it something other than marriage, so I need not ask - to a man or a woman?


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