New York's state senate is debating a marriage equality bill right now. A vote is imminent. The other house of NY's legislature—the State Assembly—has passed a marriage equality bill three times (once again last night for emphasis), and NY's governor has pledged to sign the bill into law just as soon as the NY state senate passes it. Towleroad is all over it—and you can watch the live feed below...

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Openly gay NY state Senator Tom Duane: "The time is never right for civil rights. The economy, wars. The troubles we've had here in the senate. It's never ever the right time. But the paradox is, it's always the time to be on the right side of history." Duane wraps up by telling his colleagues he's an old gay, one who is aging gracefully (along with his new gay hip), but he hopes that after today's vote he will be a married gay. The vote begins now.

We're on the Ms now and it's impossible to hear how most of the senators are voting.

The voting seems to be over... but no one is saying anything...

"The bill is lost." Marriage Equality does not come to New York State. The vote was 38 to 24—not even close. Hard to see this as anything other than fallout from Maine. And props to the D.C.'s city council.