News Coverage on Message of Necessity for Immediate Vote

Capital Tonight

Here’s Cuomo’s Message Of Necessity

Nick Reisman
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier today sent a message of necessity to the Democratic-led Assembly, allowing them to bypass the normal three-day aging process and pass the bill today.

The measure is expected to be taken up this afternoon. Cuomo justifies the suspension of the aging process by writing in the memo:

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“The continued delay of the passage of this bill would deny over 50,000 same-sex couples in New York critical protections currently afforded to different-sex couples including hospital visitations, inheritance and pension benefits.”

 

 

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