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N.Y. Case Challenging Same-Sex Marriages Goes Forward

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  • Thomas Morey
    4-17-2007 N.Y. Case Challenging Same-Sex Marriages Goes Forward A New York Supreme Court judge will allow a case to go forward that questions the state s
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 18 6:55 AM
      4-17-2007

      N.Y. Case Challenging Same-Sex Marriages Goes Forward

      A New York Supreme Court judge will allow a case to go
      forward that questions the state's recognition of
      same-sex marriages performed in Canada. The Alliance
      Defense Fund (ADF) filed suit on behalf of New York
      taxpayers in 2006 seeking to block the state
      comptroller's attempts to recognize out-of-state
      same-sex marriages.

      "The New York Court of Appeals has already decided
      that marriage is defined as one man and one woman,"
      ADF Senior Legal Counsel Brian W. Raum said in a
      statement.

      Under New York law, taxpayers have the right to
      challenge any illegal action by a state official that
      expends state funds.

      The suit, Godfrey v. Hevesi, charges that the New York
      State Comptroller's office acted illegally when it
      decided to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages
      for purposes of retirement benefits.



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