June 19, 2011
NY’s run at same-sex marriage
The big news in New York this week is not Anthony Weiner. It’s a same-sex marriage bill that is teetering on the passage.
Here’s the story from the Associated Press:
As Cuomo says later in the story, the concern is with not imposing state action—the business of marriage ceremonies—on religious individuals who feel a religious to not officiate such same-sex weddings.
The bill seems to be moving pretty quickly, and it appears that NY legislatures want to resolve the religion issue quickly. One question, though, is whether passage of a law permitting same-sex marriage would lead to the short of voter revolt that California experienced in response to this court ruling—and the legal drama that has followed.