This from the AP:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that a proposal to legalize gay marriage in New York may not reach the state Senate for a debate and vote after all.
"We want to pass a bill," Cuomo said Wednesday. "We don't want to bring up a bill in the Senate that would fail."
He said he won't put the bill to a vote "for the sake of a vote." That was the argument in 2009 by many optimistic advocates who thought bringing the issue to the floor would at least help the effort's momentum, and would force lawmakers to vote their conscience over politics. The surprising defeat in the Senate turned out to be a setback for gay marriage advocates nationwide.