Otherwise, Schneiderman says she and Stewart go through the same trials as other parents she knows, both heterosexual and same-sex. But starting the center was not without its challenges. A reputation for friendly license service at town clerks' offices, scenic views and easy travel from major transportation hubs add to the appeal.
Yale law professor Bill Eskridge. The New York Times responded with an editorial backing the law saying, "New York State has made a powerful and principled choice. Suraci was lucky: The school district stood behind her.
While same-sex marriage advocates declared that same-sex marriage would pass the Senate by the end of June the bill was not debated and voted upon until December of that year.
The majority of states also lack anti-discrimination protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Ulster County Court Judge J. June 7, The May charges against West were reinstated; these were dropped by the prosecutor on July
In late , before the January expiration of his term as governor, David Paterson reached out to members of the New York State Senate in an attempt to gauge support for the passage of same-sex marriage legislation during a lame-duck session of the Legislature; however, the Governor came to the conclusion that passage of the bill during the lame-duck session was not feasible.
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email. The Post-Standard. Wells, who owned her own title search company, and McNickles, an executive with the Arby's restaurant chain, had been together as a couple for three years and had dreamed of making their relationship legal. Shortly after Attorney General Spitzer's informal opinion was issued, five separate lawsuits were filed contesting the constitutionality of New York's opposite-sex definition of marriage.