“Once again Mike Bloomberg is talking out of both sides of his mouth. The fact of the matter is Mike will stand up in press conferences and talk the talk but at the end of the day he never walks the walk. Mike Bloomberg has consistently supported the Republican Party and its anti-gay marriage agenda. As far as I know, the mayor hasn’t been in on any discussions with Senate Democrats or with Senate Republicans on strategy for getting marriage passed. There have been people involved with his administration that I’ve talked with and others may have spoken to, but I don’t know of the mayor personally speaking to anyone.” – Openly gay NY state Sen. Thomas Duane, talking to Paul Schindler at Gay City News.
Last week Bloomberg said that marriage equality is dead in New York for 2009, but that he is pressuring the state Senate the move forward.