New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts after same sex marriage...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts after same sex marriage was approved by the Senate at the Capitol in Albany. (June 24, 2011) Credit: AP

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking a lucrative, one-day victory lap to California where he is being celebrated as a hero for legalizing gay marriage in New York.

He is scheduled to attend a political fundraiser in Los Angeles on Friday that includes singer-actress Vanessa Williams, director Rob Reiner, and J.J. Abrams who directed the summer action film "Super 8."

The fundraiser will be at the home of a White House decorator and HBO executive.

Cuomo and legislators including four critical Senate Republicans have already received substantial campaign donations from gay marriage advocates in New York.

A legal challenge to the law hinges on whether Cuomo conducted illegal closed meetings to court Republicans. But state open government Executive Director Robert Freeman says that's a "long shot" argument.

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