See? All this Bush talk of freedom, liberty, and human rights is paying off. Oh wait. It's happening despite his lofty rhetoric. Never-the-less, it's good news in a dark era.
State Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohan said that the New York State Constitution guarantees basic freedoms to lesbian and gay people, and that those rights are violated when same-sex couples are not allowed to marry. The ruling said the state Constitution requires same-sex couples to have equal access to marriage, and that the couples represented by Lambda Legal must be given marriage licenses.