New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo's magnificent and heartfelt speech

"New York has sent a message to the nation," the governor said before the march. "If New York can do it, it's all right for everyone else in the country to do it."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful push to legalize gay marriage in his state has made him a national hero to liberal voters and has sparked talk of a potential presidential bid for Cuomo in 2016.