Anti-Gay NY Senators Introduce Bill to Void Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages from Elsewhere

Martin Golden (pictured), R-Brooklyn, Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, and Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx introduced a bill in the NY Senate today that would void the state's recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Golden The language in the bill:

Section 1. Section 6 of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
4. MARRIAGES  CONTRACTED BETWEEN TWO PERSONS OF THE SAME SEX, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH MARRIAGE IS RECOGNIZED, SOLEMNIZED OR LEGAL IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VOID IN NEW YORK.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Politics on the Hudson reports that the bill was immediately criticized by Senate Democrats:

In recent years, New York has administratively and through the courts granted same-sex couples married in other states many of the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples. But New York has yet to make same-sex marriage legal, a key fight this year in the Legislature.

Golden’s bill would be a step back for gay rights, Democrats said.

“It’s unfortunate the Senate Republicans continue to show hostility to protecting equal rights for all New Yorkers. Whether it’s on rent regulations or marriage equality, Marty Golden has proven he is out of touch with his district by once again putting the political priorities of his Republicans colleagues over the city he’s supposed to represent,” said Senate Democratic spokesman Austin Shafran.

There is no matching bill in the NY Assembly.

Comments

  1. Rob says

    this is so stupid. it has less than a zero percent chance of passing, so i’m not sure why they feel the need to prove they’re dip shits.

  2. Rowan says

    Oh Rob, they aren’t proving they are dip shits to intellectuals like you but proving they are for traditional rights to those who hate us.

    Simple. Not complicated strategy.

  3. Clark says

    I am so upset because State Senator Golden is my state senator. Unfortunately, Staten Island and south Brooklyn are too conservative to ever elect a Democrat reliably.

  4. Joe in CT says

    I get that GOPers were born to hate gays, but who is Diaz (the Democrat) pandering to? Hopefully not his Hispanic constituents. If so, maybe NY needs to also reconsider recognition for all marriages performed in a Hispanic country.

  5. Ninong says

    He probably wanted to hurry up and introduce this bill before May 21 so that he could get larger campaign contributions from his wing-nut supporters who expect to be raptured then. It would be great if it were that easy to get rid of them. Earth would be a much quieter and more peaceful place.

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