marriage equality bill yesterday, 38-24.
Personally, I feel this is a travesty. I support same-sex marriage. It is hard for me to understand why my gay and lesbian friends should be denied the right to marry. As far as I'm concerned, this is a civil rights issue.
As far as who voted for and who voted against, here is the vote count. Note that four of the eight democrats that voted against come from Queens. They are Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.; Shirley L. Huntley; Hiram Monserrate; and George Onorato.
Now, George Onorato represents Astoria, which has a sizeable GLTBIQ population. I'm going to give you his contact information if you want to contact him to express your opinion on his vote yesterday:
28-11 Astoria Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11102
Tel: (718) 545-9706
Fax: (718) 726-2036
310 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Tel: (518) 455-3486
Fax: (518) 426-6929
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion on yesterday's results is happening here and here. Please join in if you feel so inclined.
Finally, here is a video that I found particularly moving on this issue: