Gay marriage not discussed in state GOP meetings

(AP) - The Republican leader of New York's Senatesays gay marriage wasn't discussed during meetings with thegovernor and top Assembly leader. National advocates and opponents

ALBANY - (AP) - The Republican leader of New York's Senatesays gay marriage wasn't discussed during meetings with thegovernor and top Assembly leader. National advocates and opponents are watching the marriagedebate, waiting to see if New York will restart momentum or kill itthe way it did two years ago. Long Island Republican Dean Skelos says a"framework" for an agreement was reached Tuesday on rent controlfor New York City apartments and a statewide property tax cap. Those two issues initially were lumped in with gay marriage aspoliticians from both parties worked for the issues closest tothem. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made passing gay marriage a keypolicy initiative in his first year in office.

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