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11/19/2009

Breaking: Arch conservatives fail to rob NY gays of benign happiness

by Jeremy Hooper

Fantastic news out of New York, as the rabidly anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund has again been struck down in their attempt to role back out-of-state marriage recognition. And this time: The decision came down from the state's highest court:

New York State’s highest court rejected unanimously a challenge on Thursday by opponents of same-sex marriage to policies that recognize such unions performed in other states, though the decision gave gay advocates a small victory because it was narrowly written and applied to a relatively small number of people.

In their majority ruling, four of the seven members of the court said they were making their decision on narrow grounds involving the specifics of each case, and not settling the broader question of whether same-sex marriages performed in other states should be recognized. Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr., writing for the majority, expressed “hope that the Legislature will address this controversy.”

Court Upholds Recognition of Gay Marriages in Narrow Ruling [NY Times City Room blog]

Which is good, because when I kissed my husband goodbye this morning, I was really hoping that my home state wouldn't suddenly stop recognizing our Connecticut marriage. Didn't you all have the exact same thought, married hetero friends?

But now it's time for the legislature to do as suggested and TAKE UP THE QUESTION OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY! Give your Senator a call right now and tell them to settle this matter once and for all:


NO MORE WAITING! MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!

**MORE: Lambda Legal weighs in: New York High Court Upholds Government Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples, Exhorts Legislature to Vote on Marriage [LL]

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Just saw it, thought of you first. Whew!!!
But not out of woods apparently as 4 of 7 judges want the legislature to confirm the current law.
"Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, who wrote the concurring decision, said “that the orders under review should be affirmed on the ground that same-sex marriages, valid where performed, are entitled to full legal recognition in New York under our state’s longstanding marriage recognition rule.”

The ruling leaves open the possibility that there could be future challenges on the issue in New York."

Posted by: LOrion | Nov 19, 2009 12:12:27 PM

Another kick in the nads for the ADF (Assholishly Demigogic-enabling Fucktards??).

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 19, 2009 2:17:41 PM

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