State Senate stuck on gay marriage as rallies grow

Two Republican state senators say no decision has been made on the fate of gay marriage after a three-hour closed-door meeting today. The senators, speaking

THE BRONX - Two Republican state senators say no decision has been made on the fate of gay marriage after a three-hour closed-door meeting today.

The senators, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say the bill is tied up in negotiations and that a vote by the majority Republican conference to send it to the Senate floor or kill it could still be days away.

The Assembly has already passed the Marriage Equality Bill and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) says he'll sign it if the Senate does the same. He's been working nonstop to garner support, personally lobbying Republican lawmakers on the issue.

Bronx state Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D-N.Y.) says he believes that with Cuomo forcing the issue, same-sex marriage is inevitable in New York. Diaz is the only Democrat among 30 in the state Senate to oppose the bill.

AP wire services contributed to this report

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