Not Ready to Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Cuomo hedges on whether to bring the bill up for a vote by June. Speaking at a press conference in Albany today, he said:

This has never been about, on marriage equality, a vote in the Assembly primarily. The Assembly has passed it before. People expect it will pass again. The question is what’s going to happen in the Senate. The discussions that I’ve had with the collective group that is working on this in a unified way is we want to pass a bill. We don’t want to bring a bill up in the Senate that will fail, right? We don’t want to have an instant replay of last year. It’s not about having a vote for a sake of a vote. It’s about if it’s going to pass. And the conversations we’re having now will education as to whether we’ll bring the bill to a vote.

Footage of Cuomo’s remarks is after the jump.

h/t Capitol Tonight

Not Ready to Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill