Retrieved September 25, Regardless, many in the state are backing the effort to provide legal equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in New York. Print content Print with images and other media. May 26, Not long thereafter, the Ulster County District Attorney charged West with nineteen misdemeanors in connection with these marriages.
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To the crowd, Paterson joked that if anyone in a same-sex relationship had put off conversations about marriage because it wasn't legal, "you'd better leave now because marriage equality is coming to New York City. From July to Decemberapproximately 12, same-sex marriages were celebrated in the state of New York.
Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. He said he was "proud to have run on a ticket with now-former Governor Eliot Spitzer that was the first in the country to advocate for marriage equality and to win on that premise.
Retrieved December 2, Retrieved September 20, states that have same sex marriage in Paterson Peterson declared that she would recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Namespaces Article Talk. Retrieved November 12, Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Archived from the original on May 16, This State and its political subdivisions shall not recognize or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated.
Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female person to which the consent of the parties capable of contracting is essential.
On September 2, , Justice Lucy A. 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. New York Post.
What are the concerns about adding further protections?