Several outlets are reporting that a GOP senator has broken a deadlock on a gay marriage bill in New York.

According to the, sources close to the GOP caucus have confirmed the thirty-second vote has been “secured” for the passage of Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York the sixth – and most populous – state to legalize gay marriage. However, the third Republican to endorse the plan has not stepped forward.

On Wednesday, the battle became increasingly loud as demonstrators on both sides rallied in Albany.

The Senate Rules Committee approved the bill late Wednesday night, setting the stage for a final vote on the Senate floor as early as Thursday.

In calling for a vote, Cuomo, who last week met privately with several undecided Republican senators, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that the bill will pass.

“I believe the people are entitled to a vote and let the elected officials stand up and say 'yea' or 'nay,'” Cuomo said. “I believe that's how democracy works … I believe there will be a vote and I am cautiously optimistic that it will pass.”