New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on
Tuesday said the legalization of gay marriage is “just a matter of
Cuomo made his remarks at an
invitation-only panel sponsored by The New York Times, according
to a blog post at the New
Civil Rights Movement.
Also attending the event were New York
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and New York State Senator James
Alesi, one of the four GOP senators who crossed the aisle join to
all but one Democrat in making New York the sixth state to legalize
gay marriage earlier this summer.
Cuomo, who is credited with ensuring
the bill's passage, said gay marriage foes are motivated by a desire
to discriminate against gay people.
“Ultimately, there was no answer by
the opposition. There isn't! There really isn't. And as soon as
you ask the question, and you probe the answer, the only answer [by
those opposed to the gay marriage bill] is, 'I want to discriminate
against gay people.' And that is anti-New York, it's also