NY Senate Rejects Lame-Duck Push for SSM


The New York Times is reporting that outgoing Gov. David Paterson's last-minute push for a gay marriage bill in the lame duck has been rejected:

"But even the most ardent supporters of the bill, which was resoundingly rejected by the State Senate last December, said the measure would meet the same fate if it were brought to the floor now, and the governor, apparently reaching the same conclusion, has abandoned the idea."

The bill lost 38-24 in the Senate last time around.  Republicans appear likely to take over control of the Senate in the new session.