Concerned gay groups and Bloomberg?s political rivals gather on steps of city hall

Concerned gay groups and Mayor Bloomberg?s political rivals are speaking out against the mayor?s decision to have the city appeal a state Supreme Court ruling backing gay marriage.

The groups gathered on the steps of City Hall on Sunday. The mayor says he supports gay marriage but is planning an appeal. Bloomberg says he is concerned tens of thousands will come to the city to marry, only to have their hopes dashed if the decision is overturned. The mayor also said he would rather have the state?s highest court, The Appeals Court decide.

Many of the mayor?s political rivals say he is flip-flopping with his decision. Even though a New York state Supreme Court judge struck down the ban on gay marriage, the ruling won?t go into effect pending an appeal.

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