Chaos Without Corn: Where Things Stand In The New York Senate

Adjourning last night around 11 p.m., the New York Senate has still not addressed marriage equality during its extended session, which has now lasted a full week. Among the rumors circulating are that there is an anonymous 32nd vote and that a new version of the bill with agreeable “religious exemptions” has been completed.

Though a number of issues are waylaying the Senate’s progress, one accomplishment this week was naming sweet corn as the state vegetable. An anti-equality protester pointed out yesterday that corn is not a vegetable, and The Daily Show questioned the Senate’s priorities. Watch:


At this point, the focus seems to be on figuring out the omnibus bill addressing rent control and property taxes. As for same-sex marriage, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) said the Senate GOP would tackle that issue after all other business is done Friday. “I want to have all the bills in printed, everything and then we will discuss the same sex marriage,” Skelos said. The Senate reconvenes this morning at 10 a.m.