Tag Archives: State Law on Gay Marriage and Civil Unions

U.S. Supreme Court Will Address Gay Marriage

As a follow up to my last blog post, on Friday December 7, 2012, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear, not one, but two gay marriage cases.  The first is Windsor v. United States 699 F.3d 169 (2012), which comes out of an October 2012 ruling from the Second Circuit Court […]

Supreme Court Still Quiet on Gay Marriage

There are presently 10 pending appeals potentially before the Supreme Court addressing the issue of same sex marriage.  8 of the 10 appeals directly challenge the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on equal protection grounds.  DOMA has already been declared unconstitutional by the 1st and 2nd Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as by […]

Far Reaching Effects of New York’s Legalization of Gay Marriage

The New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized same-sex marriage for the state of New York on June 24, 2011. A same-sex marriage bill known as the Marriage Equality Act passed the State Senate by a vote of 33-29 on June 24, 2011.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure that night, allowing the […]