ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's top court on Thursday rejected a Christian legal group's challenge to some government benefits provided to gay couples legally married elsewhere and now living in New York.
The court rejected an argument that same-sex marriage was akin to incest and polygamy but avoided declaring that gay couples are entitled to all the rights of other married couples.
In a 4-3 decision on the narrow question of benefits, the Court of Appeals did not address whether the state must recognize same-sex marriage but encouraged the Legislature to settle the issue. The case was pushed by the Alliance Defense Fund of Scottsdale, Ariz.
A law to allow same-sex marriage in New York is hung up in the state Senate but could come to a vote before the end of the year. One judge warned that failing to address the larger question of recognizing same-sex marriages will create a problem.
Whi is a christian group involved?
Answer by DEpley at 4:42 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by LUVWJ at 11:28 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
lol a christian group is involved because its against gods words
God's law is seperate form our law
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:31 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by JennRN09 at 11:34 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
God's law is seperate form our law Obviously not when we don't allow gays to marry.
LOL, This isTRUE...Should read, God's las is SUPPOSED to be seperate! At least according to our constitution
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:38 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by SRiveroC at 11:40 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:56 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 12:07 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
I wholly agree with specialkid! I have no problem with them receiving the same "benefits" as all citizens should...but forcing the rest of the world to accept their lifestyle is moronic. You cannot ask people to change their heritage and beliefs because you want to live your life a certain way. People will always disapprove of actions and people of all kinds...it isn't anybody's "right" to be liked or accepted for who they are.
Answer by AngelaKay at 12:38 PM on Nov. 19, 2009