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New York Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Expected: Join the Live Chat
June 24th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

New York Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Expected: Join the Live Chat

Is the State of the New York about to make history by legalizing same-sex marriage? We are closely watching events in Albany tonight where the State Senate is expected to vote on gay marriage.

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  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That is sad to watch because none of the women are ready to be exposure.

    June 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    have a wonderful weekend

    June 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Joseph

    story idea: look at how gay marriage is working in states that already legalize it

    June 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Lori - CA

    Good night Anderson. Sweet dreams. Good night Everyone.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. lisal -canada

    whenever i hear of stories of these girls, it always makes me wonder ... who ARE the buyers of these services? i find it appalling that there is this much demand – what goes on in the mind of a person who wants to have sex with a 10yr old – 7yr old – 6 5 4 ... where does it stop? who ARE these people???

    June 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Lori - CA

    I can not imagine the sadness and emptiness that these women must feel at being separated from their families and children and forced into prostitution.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Nina

      Knew of a person who was deported to her mother in Asia who was supposedly into child sex trafficking and her mother had sold her in the past.

      June 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Nina

    Very Honorable of Demi Moore to bring the sex trafficking to view!!! So much goes underground! Very impressive and looking forward to watching it even though it will be emotionally charged!!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Lori - CA

    How does she remember all of her lies?

    June 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • Nina

      She doesn't as she just continues to make new lies :~)

      June 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      She all lies everything about drowing accident or her pregnant.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I don't buy that accidentally death theory. If it was a accident, it would have went down as accidentally death. The authority would have view it as an accidentally death with the body in its place.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Paula, Colorado

    Strange family. It would be very interesting to see Casey Anthony's responses if she did take the stand.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  11. lisal -canada

    this case gives me a headache and all i watch are the end-of-day clips on ac360 – wonder how much headache medication the jury and judge go through on a daily basis!!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • Lori - CA

      I am sure that they are all very sick of it.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Nina

    How can the defense place Casey on the stand. She has been telling one story after another. Who would ever believe her now!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • Lori - CA

      That is a good point.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point, Nina!!!!! That's right!

      June 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    This morning I watch coverage of Casey Anthony,....... It was very interesting one, I don't understand that defense team screw up evidence how they are not proof theirs.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  14. Lori - CA

    This is the way I took that question to Casey's brother.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  15. Eugenia

    Congrats New York!

    are you going to Syria?

    June 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  16. Lori - CA

    This is such a complex case. What a sad situation for everyone.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yes Lori....
      Very sad right now, That is very complex right now. They don't have it either too.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  17. Mary Lou

    Proud New Yorker today! (Actually I'm always a proud New Yorker!) I think they did a nice job with the last minute amendments, and put in some good workable language in the religious exemptions.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Don't look back!"

    June 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Lori - CA

      Good advice.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  19. lisal -canada

    evan makes very good points, and makes them very eloquently – i would wish him and his partner nothing but the best

    June 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    We have breaking newa we received Senators passed marriage equal right now.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  21. Nina

    Congratulations to New York. Finally Equal rights for the Gay population!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  22. lisal -canada

    i find it intriguing that the religious issues continue to be of such great seemingly negative concern in the issue of gay marriage

    June 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  23. Lori - CA

    I thought that the vote on same sex marriage was expected last night. It sure took them a long time to make that vote.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  24. Paula, Colorado

    I must be in the minority, but I still see the word "union" as more pro-equality than the word marriage as it refers to gay rights.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Heidi

      The media likes to make it seem that you (and I) are the minority. If this vote went out to the public and NOT to our senators and congressmen there would be legal unions – not same sex marriages. But as usual the public opinion is set aside for a special interest group. Next will be lobbying for equal "rights" to have children and insurance and tax dollars will be required to cover the costs involved with acquiring children.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  25. Heidi

    Gays have always had exactly the same marital rights as heterosexuals – they have the right to marry the opposite sex. Therefore, there has been no denial of equal rights only a great deal of thought, discussion, and hesitation in providing ADDITIONAL rights that will have significant impact socially, legally, and practically.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  26. lisal -canada

    i can see how the syrian people feel they have gone too far to turn back – full speed ahead – they have to go forward because there is nothing worthwhile for them to go back to – they may actually have the consistent momentum that they need to keep going forward

    June 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  27. Nina

    Arwa Damon is very courageous to speak out. Never know who is listening

    June 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Throughout history, freedom has proving that freedom does cost!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  29. lisal -canada

    yes i hope arwa and crew and whoever else she is with are able to stay safe – it sounds like a dangerous place to be right now

    June 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  30. Lori - CA

    Hi Anderson. Hi everyone.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  31. Bernice Cavallin

    It is time we treat all Americans and all people with respect and love. Hats off to the New York lawmakers!!!!
    Why not have gay marriage rights? I didn't have to have a bill passed to get married. Just a marriage certificate>

    June 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  32. lisal -canada

    glad to be able to watch the vote taking place this evening

    June 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  33. debra zinke

    I am a registered Republican and I am very proud of NY today.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  34. Vincent Blas

    It's gonna go before the Supreme Court even if it passes.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  35. Vincent Blas

    I wouldn't hold my breath since ground seems to be made and then lost in the history of this issue.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  36. Paula, Colorado

    It's sad and alarming what continues to happen in Syria–the uncontrolled violence.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  37. Nina

    Good evening everyone

    I am so delighted that Gay marriage was passed in New York. Its long over due!! Finally equality!!!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Nina,
      Not yet, They are voting right now........ Because we are waiting to pass vote.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
      • Nina

        They already voted. 25 to 15 for yes

        June 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
      • Nina

        They read off votes but I guess it was not the final vote...

        June 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Congressmen and women all already has passed by reiligious protections amendment. Not by Senators.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
      • Nina

        You are correct... I just got so excited!!! lol

        June 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
      • Nina

        It just now passed 33 to 29! This is wonderful!!!

        June 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          Yes, It is wonderful news now. I agree.

          June 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    If they vote approval is ok or not whether they will have legal same-sex marriage.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    We have breaking news, we are closely watching events in Albany tonight where the State Senate is expected to vote on gay marriage.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi–Happy Friday! It's great to see you on.
    I hope to see the NY Senate make some sort of decision tonight.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm |