Lawsuit filed over New York same-sex marriage law
July 25th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
11 years ago

Lawsuit filed over New York same-sex marriage law

(CNN) - Conservative groups on Monday filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court challenging the legality of the state's same-sex marriage law.

The lawsuit, in which New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom (NYCF) is the primary plaintiff, seeks an injunction on the Marriage Equality Act, claiming that open meeting laws were violated, campaign contributions were promised, and Senate rules on debate were violated in order to enact the law, which took effect on Sunday.


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  1. A real American

    New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom? Anybody else notice that these right-wing groups always pick a name that is the exact opposite of what they really stand for?

    July 25, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    oh boo hoo. The tightie rightie bible thumpers didn't get their way......go do something constructive with your pressuring the vatican to do something about predatory priests

    July 25, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    NYCF needs to read the US Constitution (14th Amend., Article 1) and stop forcing the government to intrude into personal lives by diminishing individual freedoms. Besides, individual rights and freedoms for a minority is not something that should be put to a majority vote. That practice has already been deemed unconstitutional, which was what your referendum would amount to.

    My suggestion to your group is to join the howling hordes of the hard right who have been calling for a Constitutional Amendment to make "adjustments" and "interpretations" of the 14th Amendment to better reflect the "intent" of the authors. You cannot trample on the rights of people that you happen to not like.

    The recent events in Norway made me realize something. That politicaly motivated crimes are not treated as bias crimes. You can be charged with a bias crime based upon religous views, but not for political views. I think it is high time that we should pass laws to make that so. Does anyone one out there second that?

    July 25, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. Mikey

    Isn't it a bit rronic that a group with the word "Freedom" in its name is working to prevent one segment from enjoying some of the freedoms that they can take for granted? How about if they call themselves "Narrowminded New Yorkers for Limiting Constitutional Rights"? Somone needs to explain to me how another two people being married negatively impacts my marriage to my wife. As far as I can tell, it doesn't... and if that is true, isn't this just about bigotry?

    July 25, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. gt

    i quess all those homosextuals who beleived they were wed this wk end are living in sin....

    July 25, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    And I thought conservatives wanted the government to stay out of our lives. Just another republican lie.

    July 25, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Lisa P

    The Democrats in Wisconsin tried the same tactic to delay the bill that restricted public sector worker collective bargaining rights, among other controversial measures. They eventually lost in our conservative/Republican dominated Supreme Court, but not before it had been clearly demonstrated that the Republican legislative leaders were not willing to just put the bill through again cleanly, circumventing the complaint. Their caucus members had figured out by that point just how unpopular that bill is (sic Republican state senators are being recalled over it), and not enough were willing to go on record as having voted for it a second time.

    It seems to me that NY's Marriage Equality Act is the opposite case - I would bet the legislators who voted for it once would be more than happy to vote for it again, and again, and again, for as many times as it takes. Every re-vote is a win for them. This is a very popular bill. Conservatives are just compounding their loss.

    July 25, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    Is there an island in the middle of the Pacific where we can send these idiots? Men and women love each other. Men and men and women and women do also.
    Take your nose out of the bible and get up your fat arse and turn off faux news!
    We have the flake whose husband couldn't look and sound more gay if he was gay (he stepped out of the closet but he still has one foot in it). The Mayflower folks must be turning on their graves. They came to the new world for freedom of religion. I can't imagine that they would have ever thought that in the 21st century we still have people who hate others so much. Those "christians" values!

    July 25, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |