Last week’s Court of Appeals decision affirming New York’s ban on same-sex marriages is beginning to reverberate through the court system, as evidenced by a ruling handed down Tuesday by a Nassau County judge.
Supreme Court Justice Edward W. McCarty III granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Duke L. Funderburke, a retired school teacher who had sued the state Department of Civil Service and the Uniondale Union Free School District in an effort to secure spousal health benefits for his same-sex partner.
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