City Hall picks "Winners and Losers" every week. The losers this week, it says, include:
New Yorkers United for Marriage — The coalition working so hard to pass a gay marriage bill has spent major money trying to flip Republican Senate votes. But with weeks left to go in the session, all their celebrity endorsements will pale against the reality that Republicans will vote how Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long want, money and lobbying be damned. Long threatened this week to withhold the Conservative line from Republicans who vote yes, which could be the kiss of death for some who got their margin of victory on Row C. Marriage activists still have time, but the coalition once considered unstoppable may end up stopped after all.