Pelosi To Gays: Not Now

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked today about granting federal marriage benefits to same-sex married couples, said House Democrats' agenda right now is: "jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, and as we move on that front, concurrently, we have to make some decisions about what is possible in our values based initiatives as well."

Pelosi supports gay marriage. Maine became the fifth state to legalize gay marriage today, following approvals this year in Iowa and Vermont; the District of Columbia City Council voted on Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.