https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png 0 0 Gilles Cuniberti https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png Gilles Cuniberti2008-05-29 22:04:382008-05-29 22:04:38New York Agencies to Recognize Same Sex Unions
New York Agencies to Recognize Same Sex Unions
The New York Times reports that the Governor of the State of New York has directed all New York state agencies to revise all statutes and regulations of the State so that same sex unions or marriages can be recognized in New York “as any other legally performed union”.
The NY Times further reports that, interestingly enough, the State of New York does not itself allow gay marriage, but will nevertheless fully recognize unions entered into elsewhere.
The judgment of February 2008 cited by the article (Martinez v County of Monroe), in which a State Appellate Court decided that a same-sex marriage performed in Canada should be fully recognized in New York for the purposes of spousal health care benefits, can be read here:
I had already noted such an important decision. Many thanks to Gilles and Giorgio for having made this reference.
I haven’t seen any postings as to the possibly more important changes happening in California? http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S147999.PDF
California Supreme Court ruling S147999