State Senate stuck on gay marriage as rallies grow

Two Republican state senators say no decision has been made on the fate of gay marriage after a three-hour closed-door meeting today.

The senators, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say the bill is tied up in negotiations and that a vote by the majority Republican conference to send it to the Senate floor or kill it could still be days away.

The Assembly has already passed the Marriage Equality Bill and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) says he'll sign it if the Senate does the same. He's been working nonstop to garner support, personally lobbying Republican lawmakers on the issue.

Bronx state Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D-N.Y.) says he believes that with Cuomo forcing the issue, same-sex marriage is inevitable in New York. Diaz is the only Democrat among 30 in the state Senate to oppose the bill.

AP wire services contributed to this report

Same-sex marriage bill hits snags on religion questionsDebate over NY's gay marriage bill heats up in BX

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."