Marking the end of the judicial battle in New York over gay marriage, the Court of Appeals has ruled that same-sex couples have no right to marry under the state Constitution. Because the appellants raised no federal issues, they cannot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye wrote an impassioned, 27-page dissent that repeatedly compared the case to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled laws against inter-racial marriage unconstitutional.
N.Y. High Court Ends Same-Sex Marriage Fight
New York Law Journal
July 7, 2006
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