NY state approves gay marriage

BBC News

New York has become the sixth and most populous US state to allow same-sex marriage.

The Republican-controlled state senate voted 33-29 for a bill that had earlier been approved by the lower house, which has a Democratic majority.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the bill into law. Gay weddings are expected to start within 30 days.

It has become a contentious social issue ahead of next year’s presidential and congressional elections.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13914013

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