The Times has long supported gay marriage. Governor Patterson supports gay marriage and has said so publicly, so has Mayor Bloomberg.
And yet, it's a very safe bet that there will be gay marriage in California BEFORE New York, even after (and maybe because of) the narrow victory of Proposition Hate.
Here's a map from the Times of how all the counties in the USA shifted this year from Republican to Democrat and vice versa. Note where all the counties that became more Republican this year are concentrated. I'd say Howard Dean's 50 state strategy really paid off this year. So, who's screamin' now?