Baseball Crank
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March 4, 2004
LAW: So Much for Federalism?

Elliot Spitzer concludes that same-sex marriage is not recognized by New York law, but then concludes that New York courts would recognize same-sex unions from other states. So much for the argument that an amendment is not needed to prevent one state's court ruling from imposing itself on the nation?

On the other hand, if you look at Spitzer's actual ruling (opens in PDF form) rather than his press release, you'll see that his conclusion on the latter issue is much less certain and relies on a lower court decision (involving civil unions) that's currently on appeal to the Appellate Division, Second Department. So stay tuned.

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