By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies to ensure that your visit runs smoothly.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:54

New York Gay Marriage Opponents File Suit

Written by 

i_love_ny

Opponents to the gay marriage in New York still fight against it, they have filed a complaint against the legality of the process.

They think gay marriage legislation was only able to pass the State Legislature through:

  • "meetings that violated New York State Open Meetings Laws.
  • the suspension of normal Senate voting procedures to prevent Senators who opposed the bill from speaking.
  • failure to follow Senate procedures that require that a bill must be sent to appropriate committees prior to being placed before the full Senate for a vote.
  • unprecedented Senate lock-outs by which lobbyists and the public were denied access to elected representatives.
  • the Governor’s violation of the constitutionally mandated three-day review period before the Legislature votes on a bill by unjustifiably issuing a message of necessity.
  • promises (which were fulfilled) by high-profile elected officials and Wall Street financiers to make large campaign contributions to Republican senators who switched their vote from opposing to supporting the Marriage Equality Act."

What a long list!

They said "Constitutional liberties were violated. Today we are asking the court to intervene in its rightful role as the check and balance on an out-of-control State Legislature."

"it is unfortunate that state senators chose to protect their personal interests, rather than the people they were elected to represent. Some of the players may have changed, but it looks like same old Albany game. It is time the curtain be pulled back and the disinfecting light of good government shine upon the Cuomo Administration and our State Legislature," conclued Rev. Jason J. McGuire, one of the plaintiffs.

 

 

About

Lezbelib is the online magazine that helps LGBTQ+ women to stay updated with entertaining blogs and breaking news about LGBT rights.