New York Passes Gay Marriage Bill: What It Means For Same-Sex Divorce

06/27/2011 06:17 pm ET | Updated Aug 27, 2011

(Reuters) - As New York's same-sex couples head to the altar to celebrate their newly won right to marry, they can take comfort in the fact that, if it doesn't work out, their right to get divorced in the state just got a lot easier as well.

State senators on Friday voted 33-29 to approve marriage equality legislation introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat in his first year of office. New York will become the sixth and most populous U.S. state to allow gay marriage.

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