The lawsuit against Governor Paterson's gay marriage stance--that state agencies should recognize out-of-state same-sex marraiges--was thrown out of a state court yesterday. State Court Judge Lucy Billings wrote, "The Governor's directive is an incremental but important step toward equality long denied, even if, according to the New York Court of Appeals, full equality is not constitutionally mandated." The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group, plans to appeal, which Billings predicted weeks ago.