Hooray that marriage equality is now legal in New York State! Are you an LGBT couple, thrilled to finally be able to experience marriage equality? I will support you in creating the wedding you may now legally enjoy.
"Marriage is a fundamental human right. Same-sex couples should have the same access as others to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations and benefits of civil marriage. Stable family relationships help build a stronger society. For the welfare of the community and in fairness to all New Yorkers, this act formally recognizes otherwise-valid marriages without regard to whether the parties are of the same or different sex.
It is the intent of the legislature that marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples be treated equally in all respects under the law."
**Excerpt from the Marriage Equality Act, State of New York, introduced by NY State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell and signed into law on June 24, 2011 and took effect on July 24, 2011.