Same-sex Marriage in New York

Same-sex Marriage In New York

Performed in some jurisdictions

Brazil: AL, BA, CE, DF, ES, MS, PB, PI, PR, RO, SC, SE, SP
Mexico: DF, QR
United States: CT, DC, IA, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI†, VT, WA, 3 tribal jurisdictions

Recognized, not performed

Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten
United States: CA

Civil unions and
registered partnerships

Czech Republic

Isle of Man
United Kingdom

Performed in some jurisdictions

Australia: ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC
Mexico: COA
United States: CA, CO, DE, HI, IL, NJ, NV, OR, WI
Venezuela: Mérida

Unregistered cohabitation



See also

Same-sex union legislation
Same-sex union court cases
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
Recognition of same-sex unions in South America
Marriage privatization
Domestic partnership
Military policy
Listings by country

LGBT portal

Same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of New York became legal on July 24, 2011, under the Marriage Equality Act, which was passed by the New York State Legislature on June 24, 2011 and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on the same day. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction, as some other states do, and allows religious organizations to decline to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies.

In 2006, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York state constitution does not require same-sex marriage rights and left the question of recognition to the legislature. Following the 2006 Court decision, the New York State Assembly passed same-sex marriage legislation in 2007, 2009, and 2011. However, the New York Senate rejected same-sex marriage legislation in a 38–24 vote on December 2, 2009. After negotiations between Republican members of the Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo, regarding protections against discrimination lawsuits for religious groups and non-profit organizations, the bill passed the State Senate by a vote of 33–29. The law took effect on July 24, 2011.

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