Governor David Paterson is expected to introduce same-sex marriage legislation today. On Tuesday, when word leaked of his plans, he said, “The timing was always right. It’s just who is willing to take that step. And I am.” (Of course, the NY Times notes that the "move allows him to lead on an issue that could prove defining in his governorship, which has so far been marked by political missteps and the crumbling economy.") But don't expect Albany to do anything about the bill anytime soon—though the Assembly has previously passed same-sex marriage legislation, it will probably be stalled in the State Senate. State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is convening a meeting to block the bill. Diaz also thinks it's "disrespectful" to introduce such legislation when Archbishop Dolan is being installed this week.