Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New York State Bar 'Refines' Position on Same-Sex Couples, Says Marriage Is the Only Possible Path to Equality

06/24/09 NY Law Journal:

This report provides links to the NY Bar Association's proposed resolution, and to a Report and Recommendation on Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples by the Bar's Special Committee on LGBT People and the Law.

The Committee cited

what it said was overwhelming evidence that civil unions and domestic partnerships in other states amount to a "separate and unequal" regime that has created confusion but has not protected participants from discrimination. And it contended that the stigma of being denied access to the "exalted" state of marriage has reinforced the "otherness" of same-sex couples.

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