New York will appeal same-sex marriage ban

by on February 5th, 2005

“If we did not appeal this, I think we would have chaos in this city,” said [Mayor] Bloomberg, who said he supports allowing same-sex marriage.

State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan ruled Friday that the state ban is unconstitutional, finding in favor of five same-sex couples who had been denied marriage licenses by the city. The judge said the city clerk may not deny a license solely because a couple are of the same sex.

The mayor said he wanted to avoid “a repetition of California, when many people for a month were misled into thinking they could get the union they so much wanted,” referring to same-sex marriages performed last year in San Francisco that were later invalidated.

Etalkinghead Staff