Assembly to Debate Marriage Equality Today

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The New York State Assembly will take up the bill introduced by Governor Paterson to legalize marriage between same-sex couples today. It is expected to easily pass it. For some lighthearted background, check out Jeremy Peters's story on proponent Assemblyman O'Donnell's unorthodox tactics (pressure, taunting, flirting) in trying to convince his colleagues to get onboard. [NYT]