NY couple won’t get married in Mass.

WNYT
July 31, 2008
"We are one of the most progressive states in the union and we should set an example for the rest of the country. And we'll get there, so I'm waiting for us," said Lekakis. [Link]

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FAMILY FINANCE: Marriage equality a financial boost

Newsday
July 13, 2008
In response to a reader's question, the details of how marriage equality protects families financially is discussed. (Link)

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How Far Does N.Y. Marriage Recognition Reach?

Leonard Link
July 10, 2008
"Will a New York court find that the changing social and legal context for the contract requires a broad interpretation of its terms to include a contingency that was not anticipated by the parties when the contract was made?" [Link]

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Court ruling brings hope to Upstate pair

The Post-Standard
July 3, 2008
For three years, Patricia Martinez and Lisa Golden, of Chili, outside of Rochester, sought a marriage that would give them legal protections and rights. "We didn't want a collection of invalid marriages," Martinez said. "We wanted one that was going to be legal." [Link]

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Completing Their Family

Gay City News
June 26, 2008
A life threatening heart attack reminded one family about why marriage equality is an issue of simple justice for real people. (Link)

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New York State Senate Shakeup Might Help Move Marriage Equality

Advocate
June 25, 2008
New York’s senate majority leader, Joseph Bruno, a 32-year institution in the state senate, announced his retirement Tuesday just as the GOP and Democrats gird for an election season that will determine the fate of the chamber and, potentially, New York’s marriage equality bill. (Link)

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Powerful Marriage Opponent Bruno Won’t Seek Re-Election To NYS Senate

365Gay.com
June 24, 2008
The top Republican in New York State and its most vocal opponent of LGBT civil rights, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, has confirmed he will not seek re-election. (Link)

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With little fanfare, Paterson changes marriage debate

Times Union
June 20, 2008
NY Gov. Paterson's announcement to honor out of state marriages with no gay exception, simply upholding longstanding state law, was done with little fanfare and has resulted with little outspoken opposition in Albany. (Link)

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Stance on Marriage Brings Surprises for Paterson

New York Times
June 16, 2008
Gov. David A. Paterson has unexpectedly discovered that some of the people who are most grateful to him for issuing the order to state agencies to honor marriages of same-sex couple sare, in fact, parents with a gay son or a lesbian daughter. [Link]

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NYERS Split with Gov But Ok Equal Nups

New York Post
June 13, 2008
A Quinnipiac University poll found that voters, by 53 to 40 percent, said the governor was right to order the recognition of non-New York marriages without a gay exception.
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