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Will Married Gays be recognized in New York?

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From the Miami Herald:


The Rev. Duane Motley of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the Democratic governor is circumventing the Legislature and courts and slapping New Yorkers in the face.

Motley says granting government benefits to gay couples will come at a cost to the state even as Paterson calls for cuts in spending because of looming deficits.

Motley says Paterson shouldn’t force the state to recognize gay marriages when they remain illegal in New York.

Paterson is directing agencies to recognize gay marriages performed legally elsewhere when granting state employment and other benefits.

Opposition is forming against Gov. David Paterson’s directive to state agencies to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states and countries.


Ok, so this article is saying that even though it would help relieve some of the debt New York has by recognizing gay couples that were married elsewhere and granting them benefits as any other normal married couple, they’re not going to because gay marriage is illegal-even though it shouldn’t be?

This is reminding me of something I just read last night about a Florida man who applied for a change in custody with his ex-wife -who was a Lesbian- and was granted it solely on her sexual preference even though he was basically a dead beat dad, wasn’t there for his kids, and most importantly, was convicted of murdering his first wife.  Nice, huh?

I don’t remember if I read it in “We Don’t Need Another Wave” or if it was in “Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions“.


Written by Lissette

May 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Posted in Homophobia, Politics

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  1. Baby steps. Patterson is trying to placate the left without completely pissing off the right. Hopefully we’ll see more states follow California and bypass the baby steps. I live in Utah so I’m not counting on gay marriage being recognized in this state….quite possibly in my lifetime. Unless there is a Federal Supreme Court Ruling.


    May 29, 2008 at 8:36 pm

  2. props to governor patterson, this is a big step towards equality


    May 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm

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