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Adriano Espaillat on Civil Rights

 

 


Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples

Excerpts from legislation: AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Marriage Equality Act". Marriage is a fundamental human right. Same-sex couples should have the same access as others to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations, and benefits of civil marriage. Stable family relationships help build a stronger society. For the welfare of the community and in fairness to all New Yorkers, this act formally recognizes otherwise-valid marriages without regard to whether the parties are of the same or different sex. It is the intent of the legislature that the marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples be treated equally in all respects under the law.

Legislative outcome: Sen. Espaillat voted YEA; Bill passed Senate 33-29-0; Bill Passed House 80-63-3; Signed by Governor Cuomo, June 24

Source: New York legislative voting record on A 8354 , Jun 15, 2011

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