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NY Senate passes gay-marriage bill

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Supporters of same sex marriage celebrate after Senate members voted and approved same-sex marriage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, June 24. New York lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. New York will become the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far.

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ALBANY, N.Y.New York state senators Friday night voted 33-29 to legalize gay marriage, a breakthrough victory for the gay-rights movement in the state where it got its start. Read the full story ...

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Thousands turned out in New York City to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in New York, a day some say they have waited years for. Msnbc.com's Keva Andersen reports.