Passing longstanding legislative roadblocks, the State Senate has finally brought a bill to legalize same-sex marriage to the floor for a debate and vote. Here's live streaming video from the historic debate:

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State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. just finished his speech by encouraging the Senate to legalize same-sex marriage: "Let's write this headline for the NY Times, The Post, El Diaro... Let's send forth a message of hope, a drumbeat of rights for all by voting yes for this today." It's unclear if there are enough votes to pass the measure, but bill sponsor State Senator Thomas Duane from Manhattan believes he has enough votes. Last night, for the third time, the Assembly passed their bill legalizing same-sex marriage.