New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he didn't discuss the effort to legalize gay marriage during his private conversations with President Barack Obama Monday, and doesn't intent to push the issue.
This came a day after North Carolina passed a constitution ban on gay marriage.
Governor Cuomo made a personal drive to get same-sex marriage legislation through New York's legislature a year ago.
Cuomo told reporters he wouldn't presume to advise Obama on the issue, but legalization in New York speaks loudly for the cause.
"I believe in state's rights. I would like to see a place where this law is accepted all across the nation. I've advocated as such. I don't know that the solution should be the federal government telling states what to do," Cuomo said.
Cuomo made his remarks before President Obama told an ABC News interviewer that he now supports same-sex marriage- become the first U.S. president to do so.