Gay marriage bill in NY close to passing

(AP) - A bill to legalize gay marriage in New York and reinvigorate the national effort is in the hands of 32 Republican state senators meeting behind closed doors.

The Senate's Republican majority is meeting to determine if the bill will be brought to a floor vote by Friday as expected.

What remains unknown is if there are enough GOP senators bucking the conference position and supporting gay marriage.

Senate Republicans led an effort to easily defeat a similar billin 2009.

But enough Democratic and Republican senators have announcedchanges in their votes that there may now be a tie in the chamber.

At least two Republicans say they remain undecided.

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