Friday, August 5, 2011

Cuomo Pursues Gay Rites With Caution

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't been shy in public about his support for gay marriage and his determination to persuade the Legislature to make it legal in New York. But one group has yet to hear from him: the crucial lawmakers who control the fate of the legislation.

As opponents of same-sex marriage escalate their lobbying efforts in Albany, Mr. Cuomo is pursuing a strategy of caution.

In his public remarks and speeches, the governor hasn't minced words about the stakes at play. This week he described the debate over same-sex marriage as a "fundamental civil-rights battle" and vowed that the ...

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