Andrew Cuomo installed; David Paterson to become a marriage equality activist?

Posted by Carlos Santoscoy on

"As Andrew Cuomo was installed as New York's 56th governor on Saturday, outgoing David Paterson suggested he'll become a marriage equality advocate.

"Cuomo, the son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, took over the reins of government early Saturday morning.

“'I am honored and humbled to accept this tremendous responsibility,' Cuomo said at the ceremony, as his parents, daughters and girlfriend, Food Network celebrity Sandra Lee, looked on. 'The time has come to return integrity, performance, and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again. I look forward to getting to work right away for the people of our great state.'

"As a candidate, the 53-year-old former attorney general said he wanted to be the governor that signs a freedom to marry bill into law.

... "Meanwhile, in his last interview as governor, Paterson – a strong supporter of marriage for same-sex couples – suggested he'll become an advocate for marriage equality.

“'I would like to go back to teaching and I would like to go back to advocate for some of the groups that unfortunately I disappointed as governor,' he told NY1.

"His greatest regret, Paterson said, was not seeing marriage equality become law."

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