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Gay Marriage In New York Gains In Approval With 58% Favoring

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The percentage of New Yorkers who support gay marriage seems to be growing. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 58% of those polled said they were in favor of legalizing gay marriage. 36% said they would oppose such a measure.

Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said that while New Yorkers support marriage equality, it's just not a top priority. "New Yorkers support same-sex marriage," he said, "but their top priorities are the property tax cap and ethics reform."

When split along party lines, the poll found that 72% of Democrats supported gay marriage while only 34% of Republicans did.

There seems to be some legal momentum towards legalizing gay marriage. Last month Mayor Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of marriage equality and huge political contributor, threatened to stop donating to Republicans who didn't support the measure.

Gov. Cuomo has pledged to push for relevant legislation soon.

The Human Rights Campaign, who usually releases videos of celebrities supporting the cause, this week compiled a video of 'Everyday New Yorkers' giving their opinion on the matter:

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