There is opposition that is organizing against the New York governor's (Democratic) directive to state agencies to recognize gay marriages that have been legally performed in other states and countries. He is directing agencies to recognize gay marriages performed legally elsewhere when granting state employment and other benefits.
The Rev. Duane Motley of the group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the governor is circumventing the Legislature and courts and "Slapping New Yorkers in the face". The Rev says granting government benefits to gay couples will come at a financial cost to the state.