NY House passes gay marriage bill

FILE - Andrew Chapin of New York holds a sign during a rally outside the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in this April 28, 2009 file photo. New Yorkers opposed to gay marriage are being swamped by younger people who support it, while polls seem to show a new tact by advocates is working in the suburbs and upstate, the more conservative region where the issue will be won or lost. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

June 15, 2011 7:02:30 PM PDT
New York's Democrat-led Assembly has passed a bill to legalize gay marriage and a critical vote by the state Senate could take place this week if that chamber's Republican majority brings the measure to the floor.