State Recognition of Out-of-State Gay Unions Again Upheld in Court (Updated)
The court's ruling is described as "narrow," meaning that while they affirmed that state agencies could acknowledge same-sex couples' marital status in bestowing benefits specified in the complaint, they did not rule out all challenges to benefits for such couples in New York...
The court did express "hope that the Legislature will address this controversy." (Said legislature is currently dragging its feet on the matter.) "We ought to avoid the confusion that would arise from a same-sex couple considered legally married by one agency for one purpose, but not married by another agency for a different purpose," wrote Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick in a concurring opinion.
The Alliance Defense Fund can now find some other cases to throw at the courts, push this one toward the U.S. Supreme Court, or just call on God to smite New York, which we assume they are doing already. Image (cc) bobster1985.