An Employee Benefits View Of Same-Sex Marriage In NY

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT) -- On June 24, 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage with the enactment of the Marriage Equality Act. The act extends the same legal rights to same-sex spouses as opposite-sex spouses under New York law.

Under the act: “No government treatment or legal status, effect, right, benefit, privilege, protection or responsibility relating to marriage, whether deriving from statute, administrative or court rule, public policy, common law or any other source of law, shall differ based on the parties to the marriage being or having been of the...
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