Through The Static

May 28, 2008

New York to Back Same-Sex Unions From Elsewhere

Filed under: Culture,Legislation,Politics,Rights — disciplepete @ 11:38 pm

More news on the same-sex marriage front…NYT:

ALBANY – Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like Massachusetts, California and Canada.

In a directive issued on May 14, the governor’s legal counsel, David Nocenti, instructed the agencies that gay couples married elsewhere “should be afforded the same recognition as any other legally performed union.”…

…Massachusetts and California are the only states that have legalized gay marriage, while others, including New Jersey and Vermont, allow civil unions. Forty-one states have laws limiting marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Legal experts said Mr. Paterson’s decision would make New York the only state that did not itself allow gay marriage but fully recognized same-sex unions entered into elsewhere.



  1. This is Sodom and Gommorrah! God help us!

    Comment by CAV — May 29, 2008 @ 5:01 am | Reply

  2. This is fantastic! That we might see progress on another realm of equality in America is extremely exciting… and long overdue!

    Comment by Jay — May 29, 2008 @ 5:27 am | Reply

  3. lolz…I love how the first 2 comments are polar opposites. I agree Jay, the next step would be to legalize same-sex marriage in New York…I’m wondering how many more states are going to feel the domino effect of California i the near future…

    Comment by disciplepete — May 29, 2008 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  4. I think the CAV comment was being facetious.

    Bahahaha. It’s GOT ta be.

    NY’s just mad CaLi is in the works of legalizing it first.

    ::runs away::

    Comment by Aliiiiiiiiiiice — May 29, 2008 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  5. MARRY ME NOW IN CA ALICE. then we can move to NYC together and be recognized as a REAL couple in the eyes of NYC public services.

    Comment by Tranimal — May 29, 2008 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

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