Who knows what Mayor Michael Bloomberg hoped his personal support for same-sex marriage would gain him as the city appeals a ruling granting just those rights. Maybe he wanted a little time to let tempers on both sides die down. Maybe he wanted a little leniency from the left. Maybe he hoped conservatives wouldn't much notice. Or maybe he just needed to soothe his own conscience after a year of dodging and waffling on an issue he now purports to have a... More >>>