…to see the New York State Senate legalize same-sex marriage. The New York State Legislature isn’t exactly known for its powerful stands on principle: Even before there was a United States, the New York legislature froze on whether to adopt the Declaration of Independence at the Continental Congress. True to form, however, the State Senate only managed to hold the vote about a week into their summer recess. (After all, they have their reputation to consider.)
Point of interest: The New York State Senate is the 1st Republican-controlled State legislative body to legalize gay marriage.