After weeks of debate and attention, The New York Senate has legalized same-sex marriage in the third-most populated state in the U.S. There is no shortage of reaction across the social web.
The bill passed with a vote of 33-29, making it the sixth state to legalize it. Gay marriage is a controversial topic in the U.S., and that has caused no shortage of discussion from both sides of the aisle, and the social web has been no exception. One NY Senator even asked his followers how he should vote on the bill.
We’ve gathered some of the reaction across Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites. Check out the reactions, and let us know your feelings on the historic vote in the comments below.
NY Gay Marriage Bill Passes: Twitter Reactions
The New York Senate Twitter account announces the results.
New York State Senator Eric Adams speaks out after the vote.
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, congratulates the New York State Legislature.
Reporter Julie Bolcer explains that this vote doesn’t make the bill into law just yet.
An opponent of the bill tweets her disappointment.
New York Senator Tim Kennedy reacts.
Writer/Producer Danny Zucker has a lot of plastic grooms he can sell now.
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg checks into the “Marriage Equalitocalypse” on Foursquare.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris reacts to the news.
Another Twitter user tweets her disappointment in the passage of the bill.
U.S. Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) is elated over the vote.
Many supporters are gathering at New York’s Stonewall Inn to celebrate.
Foursquare’s “Marriage Equalitocalypse”
Nearly 1,000 New Yorkers have checked in so far.
The Empire State Building TwitPic
This TwitPic is getting spread around the web, but we believe it was taken earlier, due to the fog currently covering the ESB. The ESB is scheduled to display rainbow colors all weekend as part of Pride Week.
Lead image courtesy of Yfrog, howiewolf
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