State Senator Malcolm Smith, who had some trouble explaining his position on same-sex marriage earlier, came out strongly in support of it today, in response to a court ruling on the issue. From a statement:
“Though same-sex marriage is not legal in New York State, it is encouraging that the court sees the importance of extending benefits to those whose same sex unions are sanctioned by other states and jurisdictions"
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli also sent out a statement of support, saying, “New York State recognizes any marriage that has been conducted in accordance with the laws of other states and countries – and that includes same-sex marriages.”
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