Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like Massachusetts, California and Canada. (link)
I believe we all know where I stand on this. But f I may indulge in some good old fashioned conspiracy mongering on a late night:
Gov. Paterson, as a child, often stayed with a gay couple who were dear friends of the family. As a result, he was immunized against the oogies and so decided (rightly) to honor the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution. (Or at least that's his legal excuse, in case "being a decent human being who understands how separation of church and state works" isn't enough) This sort of action on the part of other states is crucial in legitimizing the legal underpinnings of gay marriage, even as gay marriage itself struggles in Gray America. It's part of the accretion process, as it were. And having New York be a leader in this regard is particularly valuable.
Now, stay with me. We all knew when this court decision was coming down. At the same time, Gov. Spitzer supported gay marriage but had accumulated so many enemies in the state house, he had no political capitol. His own gay marriage bill went nowhere, and he probably would have been too politically damaged to be able to make this move.
So the Homosexual Agenda arranged for Spitzer to take the fall for his prostitution habits, installing Paterson -- who was inclined to aid the cause of gay marriage but was not the political pariah Spitzer had become in Albany by this point.
Check and mate. Nice move, Evil Gay Geniuses. Well played.
(Congrats to everyone who's got a ceremony coming. Hop to it!)