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02/27/2008

This NY site recognizes Tony's out-of-state errors

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Cc Images Serve 0,,1461188,00-1-3-1We routinely witness the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins being deceptive, hyperbolic, fallacious, and unflattering to our existences. However, in his latest "Washington Update", he's just flat-out factually wrong.

Of the recent ruling that a New York lesbian can sue her partner (who she married in Canada) for divorce, Tony (or his ghostwriter) says:

Although New York does not recognize out-of-state marriages, Judge Laura Drager set aside 200 years of statutory law to accommodate the lesbian couple.

Only problem? Not only does New York obviously recognize out-of-state heterosexual marriages, but in a major newsmaking ruling that Tony must've somehow missed, the Empire State now explicitly recognizes out-of-state (or out-of-country, as the case may be) same-sex marriages! His entire setup is erroneous. All Judge Drager actually did is honor statutory law in a more fair and just manner!

But you know what? We're actually going to give Tony the benefit of the doubt that this was a brain fart and not a deliberate attempt to mislead the thousands to whom he e-blasts these 'Washington Updates" on a daily basis. We're not being generous, however. We're just too busy antagonizing our fellow New Yorkers with the radical idea that we're human beings deserving of fair and equal treatment to be further bothered by Tony's nonsense.

Split Decision from NY Supreme Court [FRC]

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