There is a large legislative push right now in New York, with the governor showing support for marriage equality and actively lobbying the Senate and Assembly for a bill allowing gays to marry. New York has, in the past couple of years, granted many of the same privileges of marriage to gay couples married out-of-state, so it only seemed like the logical progression for gay New Yorkers.
The infamous Senator Diaz and his cronies aren't convinced. They introduced a bill yesterday that would void those marriages within New York jurisdictions.
The bill contains this wording:
"MARRIAGES CONTRACTED BETWEEN TWO PERSONS OF THE SAME SEX, REGARD LESS OF WHETHER SUCH MARRIAGE IS RECOGNIZED, SOLEMNIZED OR LEGAL IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VOID IN NEW YORK."
Democrats immediately criticized the bill, and considering the push for gay marriage to be legalized in that state, I'm optimistic that the bill won't get passed.