Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Not Yet on Spitzer's Agenda

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.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't hold your breath on him introducing a marriage bill any time soon.

Anonymous said...

i agree

Anonymous said...

If the Pride Agenda wants to earn its stripes, then it needs to "bring it" on Equality and Justice Day in Albany on May 1st. The leaders should be demanding the Governor introduce a Marriage Bill on that day and should hold him to the promise he made at their Fall Dinner.

Anonymous said...

Day One everything changes BUT NOT on Marriage Equality