"Although same sex marriage has been legal in Mooseville since the late 90s, we're glad to see the rest of the country is finally coming around," said the Mayor of Mooseville. "We've always prided ourselves on being ahead of the curve."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law at 11:15 Friday night after the GOP-controlled senate voted 33-29 in favor of the bill. The law will take effect July 24, 2011.
"I'm proud New York is now on board," said Felicia Peacock, owner of Peacock's Paintball Paradise and former New York City resident. "It's only a matter of time before gay couples all over the country are allowed to experience the same misery heterosexual couples do."
New York is the largest state to approve same sex marriage. New York Republican Roy McDonald said this about his decision, "Fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing."
Hopefully more senators will take on McDonald's attitude in the future and more states will realize what Mooseville has known all along: if someone's crazy enough to want to get married, the only sane thing to do is let them.