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The exemptions are tied to an inseverability clause, ensuring that if the religious exemptions were successfully challenged in court, the entire legislation would not be ruled invalid. While same-sex marriage advocates declared that same-sex marriage would pass the Senate by the end of June the bill was not debated and voted upon until December of that year.
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Cuomo's desire to have the bill's passage covered on that evening's news. NBC News. Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico City , in certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. Washington Blade.