Civil liberties

NY court rules in favor of gay marriage

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.

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