The Democrats have a one-seat majority, so, of course, the bill went down 38-24. Not a single Republican supported it.
Meanwhile, Washington DC's city council embarrassed all of us by overwhelmingly approving gay marriage.
Openly gay Sate Senator Tom Duane sponsored the bill. The State Senate generally doesn't vote on anything until passage is ensured, but, to his credit, Governor Paterson pushed the Senate to actually vote on the marriage bill instead of letting it wither and die in legislative gridlock, as Senate leaders preferred.
Update: these are the Democrats, many of whom have received gay money, who voted Nay on equality: Carl Kruger, Bill Stachowski, Ruben Diaz Sr., Joe Addabbo, Darrel Aubertine, Hiram Monserrate, Shirley Huntley and George Onorato.