Same-Sex Marriage And NY Employee Benefits

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed historic legislation — the Marriage Equality Act — making New York the largest (and only the sixth) state to permit the marriage of same-sex couples.[1] The Marriage Equality Act also provides same-sex married couples with the same legal rights as their opposite-sex counterparts in New York. The law becomes effective on July 24, 2011, which is 30 days after it was signed.

The Marriage Equality Act

The act amends New York State's Domestic Relations Law to provide that same-sex couples may...
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