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Spitzer still
committed to legalizing same-sex marriage

Spitzer still
committed to legalizing same-sex marriage

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Eliot Spitzer, New York's newly elected Democratic governor, will not back down on a promise to propose legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

Eliot Spitzer, New York's newly elected Democratic governor, will not back down on a promise to propose legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, a top aide to the governor told TheNew York Sun on Wednesday.

The new governor didn't address the issue specifically in his 61-minute state of the state address on Wednesday, so the Sun pressed his office for an answer. "The governor made a commitment to advancing it this year, and he will do so," Spitzer's communications director, Darren Dopp, told the Sun.

However, legalizing marriage for gays is not a "day one" issue, Dopp added. For now, the administration is chiefly concerned with pushing forward its ethics and economic agenda and is keeping the issue of same-sex marriage off the front burner. "We have to prioritize, and that's how we prioritized," Dopp said. "That's not to say other matters are not important."

In his address Spitzer didn't use the word "gay" but did say New York should be a "state that understands that the civil rights movement still has chapters to be written." (The Advocate)

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