NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – WCBS Newsradio 880 is counting down the top 11 Tri-State area news stories of 2011 and number 9 marked a major change for the civil rights of those in the Empire State.
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It was a hot July night in Albany when the vote came.
“An historic vote in the New York Senate tonight,” reported CBS News anchor Bill Whitney. “By a four-vote margin, Senators approved a bill making New York the sixth state in the county to allow same-sex marriage.”
“We want equality in society, equality in our relationships, equality in our love,” he said.
“More pride than usual at the Gay Pride Parade,” reported CBS News anchor Jim Taylor at the time.READ MORE: Attorney: Police Confirm Brian Laundrie's Remains Were Found In Florida Nature Reserve
New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn said she can’t wait to marry her longtime partner.
“We’ll get to talk about when our wedding will be and what it will look like,” she said at the time. It will be in the spring of 2012.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said he worries that both marriage and the family will be undermined.
WCBS 880 will continue counting down the top stories of 2011 on Wednesday with number 8. Stay tuned!MORE NEWS: Teenagers, 17 And 19, Killed In West Hempstead Crash
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