With the end of the legislative session looming, The New York Times is reporting that the New York Senate could vote on a proposed gay marriage bill as early as Thursday.

The paper quotes unnamed sources as saying that Republican Senate leaders will discuss the subject by Wednesday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose office has spearheaded the campaign to make New York the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, has called leading proponents to Albany for a closed-door meeting on the marriage legislation on Monday.

Two or three of the undecided Democrats in the Senate – Shirley L. Huntley, Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Carl Kruger – are expected to endorse marriage equality in the next 48 hours, the paper also reported.

Five Republicans remain on the fence, and proponents of marriage equality remain six votes shy of a victory. That is, a minimum of three GOP senators are needed for the chamber to approve the measure.

“Those close to the governor's office believe that if Senator Dean G. Skelos, the Republican majority leader, allows a vote, there will probably be enough support for the gay marriage bill to pass, though they caution that the situation is fluid and could change,” the paper wrote.

The plan to legalize gay marriage in New York is opposed most virulently in the Senate by Democratic Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.

New York's legislative session ends next Monday.