Gov. Paterson to introduce gay marriage bill to NY state legislature this week
ALBANY - Gov. Paterson will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage Thursday despite strong opposition in the state Senate.
"I think it is - as some other states are showing - the only ethical way to treat the people who want to live together in peace under the civil law," Paterson said on Long Island Tuesday.
The measure revives legislation that died in 2007.
Despite a slim Democratic majority in the Senate, the bill faces an uphill battle. Republicans and several Democrats oppose it.
Paterson told upstate radio stations last week that he wanted the Senate to vote on the gay marriage bill regardless of whether it had the votes to pass.
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In other marriage news, have you heard about the 16-year old British girl, Miss Quinn, whose parents paid about $200,000. (US) for her over-the-top wedding? I have not been able to substantiate this story other than here (which appears to be the British online equivalent to the Inquirer or Star) and a few blogs, but its just too precious not to share.
Apparently Missy has dreamt of a big wedding since she can remember, which might not be a lot given the fact that she stopped going to school when she was 9 years old and never had to memorize stuff like the rest of us. The couple met when she was 13 and he was 14, but wanting to do the right thing, they waited until 6 days after her 16th birthday to get married.
Apparently her father, a driveway paver who lives in a trailer, said yes to all of Missy's wedding dreams, including this $32,000. (US) Swarovski crystal encrusted wedding 'gown'. Notice that her navel ring matches her earrings. Now that's classy!
The train of her wedding 'gown' was 10 feet wide, requiring several people to assist in getting Missy and her 'gown' out of the Rolls-Royce Phantom limo that brought her to the church. In the photo below you can see Missy's mom on the left, helping her out of the limo. She appears to be wearing a shimmery mermaid skirt with matching bikini top. Like I said, this is one classy family!
Who wants to bet me they'll be separated or divorced within 2 years?