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10/13/2009

Arizona group still out to protect New Yorkers from themselves

by Jeremy Hooper

6A00D8341C503453Ef011278D6C21928A4-1The Alliance Defense Fund has already bit it in lower courts. But hell hath no fury like a conservative legal group that wants you to believe that its somehow been scorned. Thus the reason why the Arizona-based crew is back in New York court today, hoping to strip Empire State gay couples (like this writer and his husband) of benefits:

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's top court is set to hear arguments against providing government benefits to same sex couples married in Canada or other jurisdictions where such marriages are legal.
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The Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday by the Alliance Defense Fund of Scottsdale, Ariz., contending those benefits are unlawful in New York, which does not permit same-sex marriages.

NY top court to consider gay marriage benefits [AP via Yahoo!]

We expect a swift judicial smackdown, just like the one ADF received in lower courts. But then again, New York's highest court did deny same-sex couples of in-state marriage equality on the basis of the uber-conservation, uber-flawed "kid argument." So we're not going to take anything (i.e. our rights and protections that we are currently enjoying without incident) for granted until the gavel bangs, the ADF goes home, and New York clocks prove that they will continue to run forward rather than in reverse.

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