上個月初，情勢似乎還不明朗，紐約市長5／17出面表達他贊同的立場："Government shouldn't be in the business of telling people what they can do with their personal lives, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody," Bloomberg said. "It doesn't mean everybody has to agree, but nobody's getting hurt."
5／19有位議員還在討價還價，認為同志伴侶可以結合，但是不能稱作「婚姻」："I understand the rights that same sex couples would like. I have no problem with that. My problem is with the term marriage itself. I've always associated the term marriage with the unification between a man and a woman,"