What was said:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Wednesday the state's laws do not permit gay marriage, dealing a harsh blow to the growing nationwide battle for same-sex weddings.What was heard:
Spurred to give an opinion after a small town mayor married gays last week, Spitzer said he personally supports the desire of same-sex couples to marry but must uphold the state's laws.
"This is a tremendous breakthrough for lesbian and gay couples," said David Buckel of the gay rights group Lamda "Same-sex couples all over New York are married, and the state's top legal authority has made it clear that their marriages are no different than anyone else's."It's wonderful that Spitzer supports same-sex marriage and that he has the courage to articulate his support in no uncertain terms but -that and $3 will buy you a latte.