HERE'S ANOTHER UN-DEMOCRATIC ATTEMPT BY THE LEFT TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN SPITE OF LEGISLATIVE AND POPULAR OPPOSITON:
Emperor of the Empire State [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Bill Duncan from the Marriage Law Foundation calls the Paterson move "outrageous":The legislature has had the opportunity to act and has not; the state's highest court rejected any claim that the state constitution requires it and now the governor has made an end run around these decisions by broadcasting that New York couples can go to California and get married, then return home and have those marriages recognized. His opinion, however, can only effect executive branch agencies and there are still a couple of cases pending in New York courts on whether the court system will recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages and whether recognition is mandated by law. The first of the cases to get to the appellate level ruled in favor of recognition but it will probably still be a while before that becomes a settled matter.Paterson and I both went to elementary and high school in New York State but we seemed to come away from it with two completely different understandings of the way government is supposed to work.
- THIS IS DISGUSTING.
- IT WILL NOT STAND.
- BRUNO WILL SEE TO THAT:
State Senate Republican Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who opposes gay marriage, questioned the constitutionality of Paterson's action, but said in a Thursday morning news conference that he hadn't yet seen the memo.
Bruno said he was surprised when he read news reports about the memo and plans to speak to Paterson. Bruno also noted the state's highest court has found gay marriage isn't legal within the state. The high court hasn't yet taken up the issue of whether gay marriages performed legally out of state are valid in New York.
"You have to understand that the court, the highest court here in New York state, made it very very clear that the only union that is legal in New York state, to perform a marriage ceremony, is between a man and a woman," Bruno said, citing a 2006 Court or Appeals ruling.