New York will become the sixth and most populous U.S. state to allow gay marriage after senators voted 33-29 on Friday night to approve the move.
After Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law, same-sex weddings can begin in 30 days, though religious institutions and nonprofit groups with religious affiliations will not be compelled to officiate at such ceremonies.
The New York state Assembly passed the amended bill earlier on Friday by a vote of 82-47.
August is going to be a busy month at Tiffany's. All I'm sayin'.
[UPDATE] Gov. Cuomo will immediately sign the bill (as in tonight) and the measure will go into effect in 30 days.
[UPDATE 2] Where we go from here: