Bloomer is sitting on the hot seat right now when it comes to gay marriage (Full Story). A New York State Court has ruled that it is improper to allow straight couples to marry and not homosexual couples to marry. Bloomberg has come out in support of gay marriage, but is finding that he needs to appeal the State Court decision in order to appease his conservative supporters. He is currently in a no win situation. There are many things I disagree with Bloomberg about, but overall, I think he has done a decent job as mayor. He is going to find a tough road to re-election though with this issue. He risks alienating the gay community and many other straight-but-sympathetic New Yorkers in the general election, but if he does not challenge it, he could face stiff competition in a primary run by other more conservative Republicans.
Either way, gay marriage is coming. It is only a matter of time.