"Once again the State Assembly made an important and courageous stand in passing marriage equality legislation that brings us closer than ever to equality for LGBT New Yorkers. I want to thank Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell for leading the way to marriage equality. I also want to thank and celebrate Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Matthew Tittone, and their colleagues who took a stand in favor of equality. This could not have been possible without the endless work of activists, volunteers, and supporters. Tonight, we are making history together."
-- Lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn after New York's State Assembly passed a marriage equality bill. With Rep Anthony Weiner effectively knocked out of the race for NYC mayor, Quinn is seen by many as the new frontrunner.