Liz Benjamin reports that, among the governor's newly announced legislative priorities, marriage is not yet one of them:
One notable issue that's missing from this list: Same-sex marriage.
During the 2006 campaign, Spitzer pledged to introduce a bill that would legalize gay marriage and also said he would sign such a bill into law if one ever reached his desk.
Asked why gay marriage didn't make the cut, Spitzer replied:
"There are many things that we will do in due course that are not on the list now. These are the bills that I think can and should be acted on in the next few weeks."
We are still, however, quite confident that, while not announced as a priority today, Gov. Spitzer will act on the issue...and soon.