Governor Patterson recently made his support for legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State exceedingly clear.
"The religious line of attack is fair, because tenants of many religions hold that homosexuality is basically sinful conduct and many people believe that. I happen not to believe it, but I respect their beliefs. However, the problem with religion, sometimes, and people who are religious, is that they want to dictate through the law to everyone else what they think is right and what they think is wrong."
Read a post about it on the Albany Project.