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02/13/2009

Hey ADF: NY doesn't recognize your out-of-state anti-wedding!

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 9-116Despite many lower court losses, the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund is still poking its nosey nose into New York state marriages. This from an ADF release:

ALBANY, N.Y. — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed documents Wednesday seeking to appeal separate lawsuits against New York officials for attempting to recognize out-of-state same-sex "marriages" in contradiction to state law. ADF attorneys are arguing in Lewis v. New York State Department of Civil Service that the department illegally redefined the term "spouse" in order to extend marriage benefits to same-sex couples "wed" outside the state. In Godfrey v. Spano, ADF attorneys argue that Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano illegally ordered county agencies to recognize out-of-state same-sex "marriages."

"New York state and local officials should not recognize the laws of foreign jurisdictions when they conflict with state law," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Brian Raum. "These officials have overstepped their authority in order to forward the agenda of special interest groups."
ADF attorneys seek appeal in NY same-sex "marriage" recognition suits [ADF]

And here I thought the lady who rudely reached between me and my partner at the 1st Ave. Starbucks was the New Yorker most willing to grasp at straws in order to separate a pair of nice young gays boys. It's too bad these temporary New Yorkers at the ADF have to continually prove me wrong.

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