Jul 02, 2009

Marriage Equality in New York Up in the Air Despite Governor's Support

New York Governor David Paterson is a stalwart supporter of same-sex marriage rights, and he has the grand marshal chops to prove it -- yesterday, Paterson was the first-ever Governor of New York to serve as a grand marshal in New York City's annual Pride parade. The Governor expressed his disappointment, however, that the Pride revelers weren't able to celebrate the coming of full marriage equality to the Empire State. The problem is with the New York legislature's inability to get just about anything done in the midst of a battle over who controls the Senate. The same-sex marriage bill passed, 89-52, in the Assembly, but the Governor now isn't sure when he will introduce the same-sex marriage bill in the Senate.