NY Gay Marriage Fight Gets Ugly; Long Night Ahead » Gay Marriage NY

Gay marriage supporters and opponents rally in the hallway at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos of Nassau County says his members will consider a gay marriage bill in closed-door session, a possible step toward a full vote. The measure has pushed New York to the center of the national gay marriage debate and appears to be one vote shy of passage if it gets to the floor. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Gay marriage supporters and opponents rally in the hallway at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos of Nassau County says his members will consider a gay marriage bill in closed-door session, a possible step toward a full vote. The measure has pushed New York to the center of the national gay marriage debate and appears to be one vote shy of passage if it gets to the floor. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)