UPDATE 5: 10:31 p.m. ET: 33-29 gay marriage bill passes the New York Senate. I’m going to take out the live video feed from this post since they’ve moved on to other business. We are encoding most of tonight’s coverage, including the vote, so check back later for clips.
6: Also, the podcast should include most of the coverage, which, be warned, will make it a very large download.
UPDATE 3: Here’s the live stream from the New York State Senate. As I mentioned below, the gay marriage vote is not expected until much later tonight. In the meantime the feed occasionally shows other business being taken care of.
UPDATE 4 9:01 p.m. ET: Word spreading that the vote could be as soon as 15 minutes away.
The internet has lit up with word that the New York State Senate will definitely vote on same-sex marriage and though exactly when the vote will happen is unclear, the expectation is that it will be Friday night.
New York Times Albany Bureau Chief tweeted a quote from Senator Alesi a few minutes ago, “It’s what I was hoping for” and “It’ll be tonight.”
If you’re looking for where to watch the vote, the NY State Senate live feed should be here but the page is showing that they’re not in session (which is true, but I was hoping to at least see a blank screen so I know it’s going to be there). I did find such a blank screen here , so if it isn’t carried on TV at least there’s there. I should find out shortly if msnbc.com will be able to carry the live feed as well. msnbc.com will have a live stream of the NY State Senate when they come into session. No link yet, but I’ll post it here when it exists.
UPDATE: From Capital Tonight (New York State political news program): “Senate GOPers predicting things move v quickly from here. Predict #gaymarriage vote before midnight, or even 11 pm. ‘Everyone’s tired.’”
UPDATE 2: It looks like the live feed is broadcasting now, but reports are that the marriage equality voting will be the last order of business, still several hours away.