Friday, February 27, 2004

Breaking the Law

Last week a writer in the NY Daily news argued that there's nothing in New York State's domestic relations laws which requires (or even implies) that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. As near as I can figure out, that 's true.

However, the state Health Department has decreed, without any supporting law, that this is not the case. This article here suggests that New York courts have only recognized male/female marriage, but without any context I have no idea what that means.

So, as near as I can figure out the Mayor of New Paltz is following the law, and the state's Health Department has decided it gets to make up the law.

And, besides, if same-sex marriage is already illegal, why is the New York State Legislature considering passing apparently redundant laws to make it illegal for a second time?

...CA Supreme Court refuses to take immediate action.