Last night, after an amazing three-hour debate, the New York State Assembly passed the marriage equality bill. More here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Pride Agenda Exec. Dir. Alan Van Capelle talks to Azi from the Politicker after last night's vote:
The full Assembly roll call can be seen here.
A group of Senators in Colombia killed a bill that would give many marriage-like rights to same-sex couples in the South American country. Supporters plain on reintroducing the legislation (which is supported by Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe) next year.
Speaking of Latin America, Costa Rica is considering a civil unions law, which apparently "stops short of allowing adoption by same-sex couples."
Being openly LGBT in the Bronx can be difficult, according to the Village Voice. (Ruben Diaz, for example.) But last weekend's Bronx Pride is a good sign that things are looking better.