New York's highest court, which three years ago ruled that same-sex couples do not have a constitutional right to marry in the state, will get an opportunity to approach the issue from a different angle next week, when it ponders whether state and local governments can recognize same-sex marriages solemnized in jurisdictions where such unions are legal. Two cases challenging the recognition of same-sex marriages will be heard together as the Court of Appeals begins its next session on Tuesday.
Advocates to Argue for N.Y. State Recognition of Legal Same-Sex Marriages
New York Law Journal
October 9, 2009