Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree will join Maggie Gallagher for a 1PM press conference at the Capitol in Albany on Monday to discuss a gay marriage bill.

Tyree, a Super Bowl champion and Gallagher, the board chair of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, will also be joined by NOM President Brian Brown and Rev. Duane Motley of the Christian Conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom.

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially introduced his gay marriage bill on Tuesday. He's since been meeting with GOP lawmakers in the Senate, where the measure has stalled. According to The New York Post, a deal is near that could see at least one undecided Republican come out for the measure. A vote could come as early as Monday.

NOM is expected to deliver 63,000 petitions urging GOP senators to vote against the bill.

In a videotaped interview with NOM released last week, Tyree said legalizing gay marriage in New York would lead to anarchy.

“If they pass this gay marriage bill,” Tyree said, “what I know will happen if this does come forth is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, you know, it's a strong word, but anarchy.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

NOM has pledged $1.5 million to defeat the effort to make New York the sixth – and most populous – state to legalize gay marriage.