Recognizing the validity of a same-sex marriage between New Yorkers contracted in Canada, a Manhattan surrogate has ruled that a man is entitled to inherit the entire estate of his deceased male partner. The decision comes months after a Queens surrogate took a more cautious approach in holding that the validity of gay marriage had not been "definitely determined," ruling that the deceased partner's parents had to be included in probate proceedings.
N.Y. Judge Finds Man Entitled to Inherit Same-Sex Partner's Estate
New York Law Journal
February 4, 2009