New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case you’ve been off Twitter, here’s how some well-known indie rockers took the news…


As a gay man in a 7 year relationship getting married later this year, I can’t tell you How thrilled I am about NY marriage equality!!! (Ed)less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


hey congrats New York! That’s pretty awesome.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



fuck yes. feels good to be in new york tonight!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



finally new york :)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



New York! YOU DID IT! This world can slowly turn into a utopia, one small step at a time! #☮♥▲less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



I want to go on a rant about marriage, but I’ll refrain for a moment out of respect for all the happy people! I love happy people!less than a minute ago via Birdhouse Favorite Retweet Reply


Gay friends: it’s harder to wait til you are married to have sex than you think. Just a heads up. #NY #SSMless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



YES!!! So proud to be a new yorker right now!!!! Equality shouldn’t even be debatable. Rest of the states need to wake the fuck up!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



I want to get married so I can be a sexy divorcee . . .less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


OMG. I just went from being a cabaret legend to being a wedding singer!less than a minute ago via txt Favorite Retweet Reply


Hooray for New York! It’s about time! RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senateless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


Same Sex Marriage Passed in NEW YORK!!!!!! We are cheering and elated here on the West Coast. #innewyorkconcretejunglewheredreamsaremadeofless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Fuck it’s time to finally get rid of my DC license.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


i can’t believe i’m not going to be in new york tonight. omg. please go out on the street people. please don’t sit in front of your computerless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


This is going to make a terrible made-for-TV movie. #gaymarriageless than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply


I’m so proud to be a New Yorker, where marriage equality has been realized! Who wants Minister Matronic to officiate their gay wedding? xANAless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Still waiting for Tyler, The Creator’s 2 cents.

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Comments (14)
  1. so cool

  2. Kaki King had an even better tweet tonight that said “I want to get married so I can be a sexy divorcee”.

  3. yyyyyeaaaahhhh!!

  4. Will you marry me then, Rostam Batmanglij?

    but anyway, I’m looking forward to a new wave of happy songs from all of my favorite artists <3

  5. I think Colin Meloy’s tweet is my favorite because it’s so true.
    in all seriousness though, congrats to all of the happy people in New York right now.

  6. Retweeting hilarious @superchunk (Jon Wurster, I’m betting)

  7. That should say New York just became the 6th AND largest state to approve same-sex marriage.

    Also, HOORAY!

    • Yeah … hahaha, last time I checked, the population of NYC on its own was larger than all of Massachusetts. And I’m pretty sure there aren’t five states in this country that are larger than New York (at least population-wise).

  8. No negative reactions, Stereogum?!? REVERSE POLITICAL DISCRIMINATION!!! Liberal elite BS!!!

  9. this is moving

    GREAT bands react to GREAT NEWS

    thanks Stereogum

  10. I would kill to see an indie band that was anti-gay marriage: All cool indie credit = gone.

  11. This is amazing – I love seeing indie bands, or anyone for that matter, that supports gay rights. “The mind is like a parachute, it works best when opened.”

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