Gay Marriage Defeat

An appellate court today issued a 5-0 ruling against gay and lesbian couples in one of the state’s flagship same-sex marriage cases, Samuels v. New York State Department of Health.

Justice John Lahtinen’s opinion is here (.pdf).

Key line: “In our opinion, the Legislature is where changes to marriage of the nature urged by plaintiffs should be addressed.”

Article continues below
More from Culture
Shades of "Greenery."
Pantone’s Color of the Year is Green—a Vastly Underappreciated Color