Court rejects challenge to N.Y. marriage law

Court rejects challenge to New York same sex marriage lawBY CHRIS JOHNSON
Washington Blade

A New York State appeals court rejected on Friday litigation challenging the state’s same-sex marriage law on the basis that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and senators unlawfully conducted closed-door meetings prior to passing the legislation.

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester, N.Y., issued the decision in the case of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms v. New York State Senate. The court, in a 5-0 decision, rejected plaintiff’s argument that Cuomo and senators—in addition to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg—violated the Open Meetings Law by allegedly discussing the law behind closed doors.

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