This is why no one-time NYC mayor has ever managed to reach the office of the President. New York leads the way, but the rest of the country is, more often than not, a reluctant follower. The political baggage former New York mayors are saddled with as the excecutive head of the Big Apple becomes an albatross that most men are unable to shrug off as they make their plays for higher office. Observe the tap dancing currently being played out on New Hampshire's primary dance floor:
"Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly," the Giuliani campaign said in a written response to a question from the Sun. "In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it."
This must be disappointing to the gay couple who let Giuliani crash on their couch after his prior wife threw him out of Gracie Mansion during their divorce.