Diaz said the lawsuit would challenge judicial waivers that allowed a same-sex couple to marry on the same day they applied for a marriage license. View our new FAQ page for same-sex couples. Billings, of the State Supreme Court in Bronx, New York, issued a decision that Governor Paterson acted within his powers when he required state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages from outside the state. The exemptions are tied to an inseverability clause, ensuring that if the religious exemptions were successfully challenged in court, the entire legislation would not be ruled invalid. New York Daily News. Where can our marriage ceremony be held, and who can perform it?
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Marriage Equality Act (New York)
Retrieved June 27, Inthe New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York State Constitution does not require same-sex marriage rights and left the question of recognition to the Legislature. In JuneGov. Retrieved 7 August Response to the Marriage Equality Act. Retrieved September 23,
County of Monroe that because New York legally recognizes out-of-state marriages of opposite-sex couples, it must do the same for same-sex couples. As thousands of New York residents lobbied the Senators on both sides of the issue, Senator Greg Ball invited the public to participate in an online poll on Twitter and Facebook. Personal income tax Estate tax Sales tax Updated: Retrieved July 18, Yes, you need at least one witness 18 years of age or older.