Spitzer tries to regain initiative with lawmakers
"While the state Senate remains focused on adopting a new death-penalty law, Gov. Eliot Spitzer last week filed bills on issues ranging from gay marriage to court reorganization, redistricting and abortion rights.
"... Spitzer has proposed that New York become the second state, after Massachusetts, to legalize the unions.
"'It is high time that New York values all families who choose to call New York home by passing this bill,' said Susan Sommer of Lambda Legal, an advocacy group."