Cuomo: I Won't Push Obama on Gay Marriage

Cuomo and the president met in Albany on Tuesday

Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 1:42 PM EDT
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The president was in Albany Tuesday to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to introduce his new to-do list for Congress. Melissa Russo reports.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he didn't discuss the effort to legalize gay marriage during his private conversations with President Barack Obama, and doesn't intend to push the issue.

Cuomo is a hero to the movement for his personal drive to get same-sex marriage legislation through New York's legislature a year ago. But he says the topic didn't come up when he and Obama met at an event Tuesday in Albany.

Obama supports equal rights for gay couples, but hasn't endorsed same-sex marriage. Vice President Joe Biden and Obama's education secretary recently said they support gay marriage rights.

Cuomo says Wednesday he wouldn't presume to advise Obama on the issue, but legalization in New York speaks loudly for the cause.

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