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Governor Says Marriage Equality Is 'Long Overdue' (Video)

First Posted: 05/03/11 06:30 PM ET Updated: 07/03/11 06:12 AM ET

New York's chance at marriage equality is fast approaching and Governor Cuomo is optimistic that the legislation granting marriage rights to same-sex couples will pass.

At a press conference today the Governor said marriage equality is "long overdue" adding, "I know it's failed before but I think this is a different day." He also stressed the importance of going to communities all across the state with his message instead of just trying to convince senators in Albany.

A marriage equality bill was defeated by the state Senate in 2009. To ensure a different outcome this time around, Cuomo has been busy mobilizing the state's gay rights groups and raising money for a media blitz to drum up support.

Recent polls show that a majority of New Yorkers are in support of marriage equality.


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