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NY Senate to vote on same-sex marriage by year's end

A rainbow flag is draped over attendants of

A rainbow flag is draped over attendants of a gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. Photo Credit: AP

ALBANY - The State Senate will debate and vote on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage by year-end under an agreement brokered last night by Gov. David A. Paterson.

The commitment by the Senate's top three leaders came after Tuesday's special session saw no action on gay marriage. Citing weakened support for the bill, leaders had again refused to bring it to the floor.

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