Gay Marriage Passes Assembly

Now that the gay marriage bill passed the Assembly 85 to 61, what’s next?

“It goes to the senate,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told me on his way into the elevator behind the Assembly Chambers. “I’d like them to consider it. They might have the votes.” He went on to say, “There are a lot of issues that take time. Plain and simple.”

Here is Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda and his thoughts on what happens next.