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Thursday, July 06, 2006
NY Court of Appeals Overturns Gay Marriage Ruling
The NY Court of Appeals ruled that the state constitution does not guarantee a right of same-sex marriage, and suggested that the state legislature should take up this issue and decide it in that arena, rather than in the judicial system. NYTimes story.
It's a blow for the movement, which celebrated the earlier ruling, that I blogged about here in Feb 2005.
... in NY the Supreme Court is the trial-level court. Up higher is the apellate division and then the Court of Appeals (the top state level court). Hopefully they all uphold the ruling.
Now it's up to the legislature. Mayor Bloomberg, a gay marriage supporter, has said that if the Court overturns the ruling, he would go to Albany and encourage the legislature to pass a law. Let's hold him to it.