The soap community took to Twitter last night and this morning in reaction to New York state passing an historic Marriage Equality law. The New York Senate has voted 33-29 to legalize same-sex marriage following easy passage in the House. New York is now the sixth state allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign the bill and it will go into effect in 30 days. Here's a sample of the reactions below:
@BethAnntastic (BethAnn Bonner): Flying back from LA 2nite on the redeye...I'm so proud 2 live n Brooklyn on THIS wonderful day! #equality (now we can get hitched, my love!)
@crystalchappell (Crystal Chappell): Gay rights are human rights.....thanks u New York!
@JillLorieHurst (Jill Lorie Hurst): Wonderful day to be a New Yorker - going to a wedding shower soon, looking forward to more in the future!! Happy tears on the keyboard...
@lisalocicerogh (Lisa LoCicero): Heading to NY tomorrow night..! (might marry a lady)
@ChristinaBLind (Christina Lind): Proud to be from Albany tonight. #itsaboutdamntime
@TamaraBraun (Tamara Braun): #Human Rights victory.
@JessicaLeccia (Jessica Leccia): Proud to be a New Yorker.
@denisevasi (Denise Vasi): Gay Marriage Legalized In New York!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!
@mcarter43 (Michelle N. Carter): So proud of NY!!! #equality
@CliftonsNotes (Scott Clifton): New York, I'm so proud of you, I could just give you a huge gay kiss.
@michaelsabatino (Michael Sabatino): Start Spreading the News! Hates leaving today! It's time to be a partnership! New York New York!/
@MrHarrisonWhite (Harrison White): Thank U New York for validating Love! YES!
@BrandonBarash (Brandon Barash): A momentous day for NY and for our country.
@gregrikaart (Greg Rikaart): Well done, NY! Proud to be a New Yorker at heart.
@abarbeau (Adrienne Barbeau): Fantastic! State Senate passes gay marriage bill 33-29 - NYPOST.com nyp.st/jvUOnN via @newyorkpost
@susanmillernyc (Susan Miller): Marry me everyone!
@markindelicato (Mark Indelicato): It's about time New York. #EQUALITY
@sarahjoybrown (Sarah Brown):
NY it's your Birthday!!! Go NY! nytimes.com :)
@ThomBierdz (Thom Bierdz):
Okay - it probably won't happen - but since the gay-marriage law just passed, if Phillip and Rafe take a trip to New York...
@MarthaByrne10 (Martha Byrne):
Yay! More weddings to go to!!!!!!!
@GregoryMichael (Gregory Michael):
NY state passes marriage equality rights! AMAZING! #NOH8
@_juliannemoore (Julianne Moore): So proud to be a new yorker tonight!! marriage equality finally!
@krisalderson (Kristen Alderson): YAY!!!! NYC!!
@MattyFnWalton (Matt Walton): Welcome NY gays and lesbians to the legal and slow miserable crawl toward dementia that is marriage! Enjoy our no-fault divorce laws too!
@eakcik (Liz Keifer): Proud to be a New Yorker!
@robinstrasser (Robin Strasser): It ISN'T all about ME?:)Woke (morning after blue)watched NEWS-blues CHASED away! NY Gay Marriage bill signed! 7/24/11 this is right and good. So that bill being passed on same day as my final taping #OLTL?makes me feel GOOD. One is very fortunate to find love! Judge not-love more:)
@mollydollyy (Molly Burnett): RT: Hooray for Equality!!! Congrats New York! bout time! #NOH8