New York

Gov. Paterson: How About I Just Make You Take On Gay Marriage?

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After urging lawmakers to at least put gay marriage legislation up for a vote, New York Gov. David Paterson is just going to do it himself. An official announcement about the unusual (though not unprecedented) move will come Thursday morning. And while plenty of elected officials in the legislature support gay marriage (as do New York’s two senators), Paterson’s bill could still faces months of stalling as it makes its way through committees. [ NYT/Cityroom]