Bloomberg On Gay Marriage Chances This Year: "Zero, Zero"
Gay City News:
Even as he put the chances of moving a gay marriage bill in Albany this fall at "zero, zero," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg argued that he has the political clout to win support from key New York Republican state senators, including two from the city who are vociferous in their opposition.
As early as 2005, the mayor pledged to lobby the Legislature to enact marriage equality legislation passed twice since then by the State Assembly and actively pushed by Governor David A. Paterson. In a series of high profile appearances this year, Bloomberg has reiterated that commitment.