Republican Says Cuomo 'Changed His Tune' on Timing Marriage Vote

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo said New Yorkers “are entitled” to see their legislators vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

This morning, Republican State Senate Leader Dean Skelos said that’s different from what the governor initially wanted.

“I think the governor at one time said he didn’t want a vote on marriage unless it was going to pass,” Skelos said, walking into his office this morning. “So, he’s changed his tune. But we haven’t conferenced that issue, and at some point, we will.”

Yesterday, I asked Cuomo if he had changed his strategy on when to call for a vote on same-sex marriage. The governor said that by having 31 publicly declared votes, one shy needed to pass it, he is basically where he needed to get.