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New York state approves same sex marriage

New York State passed the Same Sex Marriage bill, 33 to 29 (unofficial). It was followed by Governor Andrew Cuomo signing New York’s gay marriage bill at 11:55 PM New York time. The new law takes effect in 30 days.

Mashable collected the reactions on the Web.

@NYSSenAdams wrote on his twitter, “It’s been a long struggle. We did it!!!”

Not everyone welcomed the new law. @SummerNasser wrote, “@NinaQawasmi I dont approve the same sex marriage. Ew. Im so disappointed of my state. Sigh.

The New York Times reported that a “sense of euphoria settles on the West Village“, as the news brought dancing in the streets.

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