Andrew Cuomo Gets GOP to Pass Same-Sex Marriage [Updated]

116589288 e1309136305252 Andrew Cuomo Gets GOP to Pass Same Sex Marriage [Updated]New York will legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the sixth and largest state to do so, thanks to a carefully crafted amendment struck between a handful of Republicans and Governor Cuomo.

It’s a stunning turnaround for the freshman governor and Republican-led State Senate, whose members uniformly voted against the bill in 2009. The bill’s passage was sealed tonight when one of the longest serving Republicans, Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie, outlined the details of the amendment protecting religious organizations from having to recognize or provide services to gay couples. Continue reading “Andrew Cuomo Gets GOP to Pass Same-Sex Marriage [Updated]”

Morning Read: Weiner’s Good-Bye, Albany’s Final Days

nypost weiner3331 Morning Read: Weiners Good Bye, Albanys Final Days
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Overtime: Not leaving Albany until tax cap, rent regs, are done. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Opposing Same-Sex Marriage: “If we have to live with it,” Mr. Motley said, “we want the best protections we can get.” [Thomas Kaplan / New York Times]

Deciding Same-Sex Marriage: Lanza, Saland and Hanon met with Cuomo. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Deciding Same-Sex Marriage: Key vote is Saland. [Nick Confessore and Danny Hakim / New York Times]

Influencing Same-Sex Marriage: Bloomberg’s checkbook looms large over GOP. [Brendan Scott / New York Post]

Stalling Same-Sex Marriage: Problems in the fine print. [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Influencing Same-Sex Marriage: Conservative tells GOP Grisanti it’ll be “difficult” to get party’s line if he supports marriage. [Robert McCarthy / Buffalo News]

Before Resigning: Weiner tried focusing staff and advisers on daily, weekly and monthly work goals. [Josh Margolin and Sally Goldenberg / New York Post]

After Resigning: Unnamed friends say Weiner may be a tv commentator. [Michael Saul / WSJ]

After Resigning: Huma and Weiner shop for food, head to Hamptons. [Jennifer Fermino and Emily Smith / New York Post]

Replacing Weiner: Editors fear Vito Lopez and Joe Crowley will pick the new congressman, instead of the votes. [Daily News]

Replacing Weiner: Instant lame-duck status. “Maybe this is finally Alec Baldwin’s opportunity.” [David Chen / New York Times]

Replacements: David Weprin, Jim Gennaro, Elizabeth Crowley, Rory Lancman, Peter Vallone Jr., Melinda Katz, Eric Gioia, Cody McCone, Bob Turner, Eric Ulrich, Andrew Sullivan. [Erin Einhorn / Daily News]

Replacements: Giuliani pushing Ulrich. [Sally Goldenberg and Carl Campanile / New York Post]