Is New York Next?

His approval ratings are in the tank, so why shouldn’t New York Gov. David Paterson make a bold move? That’s exactly what he’s planning to do on Thursday—announce plans to introduce a bill in the state Assembly that would make New York the country’s fifth state to legalize gay marriage. An assemblyman broke the news to CNN: “The governor’s office called me and asked if I would stand with the governor,” Micah Z. Kellner said. “I said I will be thrilled to stand with the governor when he makes this announcement.” Former Luv Guv Eliot Spitzer introduced similar legislation in 2007; it passed the Assembly but died in the state Senate.