Skip to content

Good on Him…but not quite good enough

May 30, 2008

From the NYTs:

New York to Back Same-Sex Unions From Elsewhere

NY Governor David Patterson has moved NY state closer to allowing same sex marriage by forcing the state to recognize all legal unions performed outside of state bounds.  This will allow legally married same sex couples the same rights and benefits as traditional legally married couples in the state.  Over 1300 policies were reviewed, and based on the past precedent of recognizing legal unions in other states (for example, common law marriage), it was determined that same-sex marriages/unions fit this criteria, and so, must come under the same rulings.

This is good, but the Governor does need to continue his work, and get the New York State Senate to move on the bill pushed forth by the state Assembly which would allow gay marriage.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: