ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Republicans who will decide the fate of gay marriage are still behind closed doors discussing a wide range of issues.
It’s not even clear that the 32 Republican senators are talking about gay marriage in their Tuesday meeting. Their leader, Dean Skelos, is meeting with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo separately. Just three Republicans are needed to pass the measure allowing same-sex marriage.
Other issues include rent control for New York City apartment dwellers and a statewide property tax cap.
Cuomo has made gay marriage a key policy initiative of his first year in office.
The debate is being watched closely as advocates hope passage in New York will revitalize the effort that stalled there two years ago.
Opponents and supporters are rallying at the state Capitol again Tuesday.