NY Court Says Gay Marriage Law's Passage Was Above Board

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Friday found that the state’s 2011 Marriage Equality Act permitting same sex marriage was not passed through political tactics that violated the state’s open meetings law, which allows the general public to have access to public body meetings.

A New York state supreme court panel found that certain private meetings that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had with state Senate Republicans did not violate the state’s open meetings law because the exemptions...
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