New York Governor Eliot Spitzer promised to put forward a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York. And today, he is doing so. He has a lot of integrity, he is really a man of the people, and I think he is VERY fair. I could see this guy as president some day. This Republican is a BIG fan of this Democrat!!!
Unfortunately, it's the leaders of the two houses in New York that are the problem. Sheldon Silver (a Democrat) is the head of the Assembly, and gay Democrat politicos have told me that, while he hasn't said so publicly, he strongly opposes gay marriage (he is an Orthodox Jew). Both he and State Senator Joseph Bruno (a Republican) will likely block votes on this; and if those two guys don't want to vote on something, they have the power to stop it, which is a crappy rule.
But again, kudos to Spitzer!! Finally, a politician who stands up for marriage rights and does what he says he'll do!