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New York Attorney General: Same-Sex Marriage Legal, Despite What Judge Says

 

Not exactly an argument - just a declaration:

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is confident New York’s same-sex marriage law is legal – despite what any upstate judge has to say.

Schneiderman said he disagreed with Tuesday’s ruling by acting Livingston County Supreme Court Judge Robert Wiggins - which allowed a lawsuit brought by gay marriage opponents to move forward – but has not decided whether to file an appeal.

“The important thing for everyone to make clear… is that the marriage equality law is validly in place,” Schneiderman said.

Wiggins, in his ruling, said arm-twisting by Gov. Cuomo “permeates this entire process” and raised the possibility that a private meeting Cuomo held with Senate Republicans prior to the marriage vote could have violated the state’s Open Meetings Law.

“We disagree with the court’s interpretation of the [law],” Schneiderman told reporters Wednesday.

“We’re reviewing the decision,” he added. “Exactly what we do next has not been determined, but I am confident that this will work its way through the appellate process and I’m confident that our position on the Open Meetings Law will be upheld.” -- New York Daily News