Breaking News: Bloomberg Fails to Persuade NY GOP, Fate of SSM Bill Uncertain


The outpouring of support to protect marriage in the Empire State is having an impact -- still no decision in Albany:

Senate Republicans emerged from a brief session with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Thursday morning and said they had still not decided whether to allow a vote on same-sex marriage. --New York Times' City Blog

More from the AP:

State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos says there's still no decision on the bill to legalize gay marriage in New York that passed the Assembly on Wednesday.He spoke as he emerged from another private GOP meeting on the issue, this time with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Republican Sen. Martin Golden of Brooklyn says the collapse of a deal to extend New York City rent control regulations late Wednesday night has complicated the gay marriage issue.

Golden says Thursday he still expects the marriage bill to get to the Senate floor for a vote, but that may not happen this week and could be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Bloomberg, a major financial backer of the Senate Republicans, declined immediate comment after meeting with the senators for an hour.

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