Paterson Puts In Gay Marriage Bill
Queerty asks if it's a gimmick ("the question becomes 'Can Paterson rally support for the bill?' All signs seem to indicate that he can't"). As before, we think this is Paterson's chance in a season of heavy reversals to be remembered for what at worst will be a noble failure. No one expects him to succeed; he has nothing to lose.
Or maybe it's a matter of civic pride. The Washington state legislature has approved an "everything but marriage" domestic partnership bill, and the St. Helena, California city council has just passed a gay marriage resolution. Between this and the Iowa, Vermont and D.C. gay marriage victories, New York is beginning to look backwards, marriage equality-wise, and it could be that Paterson is just trying to keep us in the game.