As anticipated, the gay marriage bill failed in the New York Senate. That probably dooms the effort for the next few years in New Jersey as well.
The days of the long march have begun. The forces of light may be slightly battered and bloody, but they are unbowed and the fight is far from over. The retreat is simply to gather strength and prepare for the battles yet to come.
Victory is certain. The only questions are how long will it take and what will be the cost.