Viciously anti-gay group “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms” (an Orwellian name if ever there was one) has been given the go-ahead for their futile suit to invalidate marriage equality in the state.
I find it interesting that the judge states in his decision it would have caused no harm to same-sex couples to let the bill wait three days. Excuse me? The session was at its very end, had already gone over, and waiting three days would in all likelihood have been the death of the bill, which would have caused extensive and continued harm to gay couples. This suit is almost certain to fail, but god the bigotry gets tiring . . .
A state Supreme Court justice in Livingston County has ruled that a lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage law can proceed and raised questions about whether the June vote to legalize same-sex marriage violated the state’s open meetings law.
The decision, dated Nov. 18, by Justice Robert Wiggins took issue with a variety of procedural steps taken by the Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo when the June 24 vote was taken. The measure passed 33-29, and Cuomo quickly signed it into law.
Wiggins, a Republican judge in the rural county, said the Monroe County-based group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms presented enough evidence that the open meetings law may have been violated to let the case continue. The state has sought to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in late July.
“The Court must consider allegations by plaintiff as true. Considering plaintiff’s allegations, and without deciding matter at this time, the court feels that is a justiciable issue presented whether there was a violation of the Open Meetings Law,” Wiggins wrote in his decision.