N.Y. Christian Group's Lawsuit: N.Y. Same-sex Marriage Act Illegal

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
07/29/2011
       
N.Y. Christian Group's Lawsuit: N.Y. Same-sex Marriage Act Illegal

A conservative religious group has filed suit against the state of New York for its new legislation legalizing homosexual “marriage,” which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on June 24.

The group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the law, known as the Marriage Equality Act, was passed illegally because the negotiations leading up to Cuomo’s effort to overturn the definition of marriage trespassed several open meetings laws.

After the law was passed, at least two town clerks quit their jobs rather than sign same-sex marriage licenses.

A conservative religious group has filed suit against the state of New York for its new legislation legalizing homosexual “marriage,” which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on June 24.

The group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the law, known as the Marriage Equality Act, was passed illegally because the negotiations leading up to Cuomo’s effort to overturn the definition of marriage trespassed several open meetings laws.

After the law was passed, at least two town clerks quit their jobs rather than sign same-sex marriage licenses.

NYCF was founded in 1982 and like other state-level Christian groups, lobbies for traditional morality. Its website says that the organization is a Christian ministry that “exists to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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