New York State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill


POSTED: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 8:53pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 7:17am

Same-Sex Marriage Now Recognized By State

NEW YORK-- In a historic vote, the New York legislature voted to legalize gay marriage during a late session Friday.

The Senate passed the bill 33 for and 29 against. This after countless hours of deliberation in the past couple of weeks.

New York becomes the sixth state --and the largest-- to legalize same-sex marriages.

The passage was secured when veteran Republican Stephen Saland voted in favor of the bill. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the bill into law. 

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While the Bible does address homosexuality, it does not explicitly mention gay marriage/same-sex marriage. It is clear, however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus 18:22 identifies homosexual sex as an abomination, a detestable sin. Romans 1:26-27 declares homosexual desires and actions to be shameful, unnatural, lustful, and indecent. First Corinthians 6:9 states that homosexuals are unrighteous and will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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