ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo made same-sex
marriages legal in New York on Friday, a key victory for gay rights
ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
New York will become the sixth and most populous US state to allow gay
marriage. State senators voted 33-29 on Friday evening to approve
marriage equality legislation and Cuomo, a Democrat who had introduced
the measure, signed it into law.