The New York Law Journal – State Bar ‘Refines’ Position on Same-Sex Couples, Says Marriage Is the Only Possible Path to Equality

The New York Law Journal – State Bar ‘Refines’ Position on Same-Sex Couples, Says Marriage Is the Only Possible Path to Equality

By Jeff Storey
June 23, 2009

Legalizing same-sex marriage is the only way to achieve full equality for gay and lesbian couples, the New York State Bar Association’s policy-making body has concluded, abandoning a menu of legislative options it offered only four years ago.

The bar group’s House of Delegates, meeting in Cooperstown on Saturday, overwhelmingly endorsed an amendment to the Domestic Relations Law “to allow same-sex couples to marry and to recognize their marriages if contracted elsewhere.” The LGBT Committee’s report is posted at nylj.com

Read the State Bar’s proposed resolution, and Report and Recommendationon Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples
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Read full article with historical background..