New York Gov. David Paterson isn’t just giving lip service to civil rights. He demanded the state legislature legalize gay marriage. They refused, so he introduced his own bill. And he’s not stopping there. He’s making a media tour to back up his position, reminding everyone about a little thing called “the separation of church and state,” and how civil unions, domestic partnerships, and anything else that is not marriage is not the same thing as equality. Now Paterson is challenging on our own president — who, despite all the warm fuzzies he delivered during his campaign, is not in favor of civil rights.