And I have to say good for NY.
I freely admit I was against it when it passed in MA. Then I got further and further into the gun rights thing, and the Constitution, and finally realized I was wrong.
The state has no place in marriage beyond recording it. The Constitution does not say a thing about it, so they leave it up to the states. But the states should not discriminate against anyone - so beyond recording who is married and who is not it should stay out of it.
I had to learn it but what it came down to is how can I expect anyone to respect my rights - be it over the Second Amendment or any other if I don't respect and fight for theirs?
Our rights are what they are, and the government is trying to slowly take them away in it's quest for more and more control of us. We need to stand together and hold the line. We need to force the powers that be to see we know what our rights are and we won't give them up.
So Congrats to New York, you have not only won your right to marry, but you have won for all of us a little bit of control over our lives back.