The New York state capitol building today is stuffed with supporters and opponents of the gay marriage law being debated in the Senate. On Monday morning, the two groups started to collide, prompting calls for the state troopers to guard the Senate chamber floor, although the Associated Press reports the demonstrations so far have been controlled and peaceful. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, entered into a conference at 11 a.m. to debate further the legislation supported strongly by New York governor Andrew Cuomo and state Democrats. A large rally in support of the gay marriage law is scheduled at 1 p.m. in front of the state capitol.
Below is a video of demonstrators, posted by the Albany Times Union: