A lot of people are taking notes on this one, but here’s a good roundup from Alas, A Blog:
(New York City) A New York State court ruled Friday that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.
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.
And, as a reminder:
Of particular note to feminists: she points out that the logic of “you can’t change traditional marriage,” if taken seriously, would have prevented courts from outlawing marital rape.
We’re all in this together, guys.