You would think that the judge ruled on the merits of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms v New York State. Of course, that is not the case. Rather, the judge was ruling whether the State of New York would prevail in their motion to have the case dismissed. In doing so the Court must assume that all of the facts offered by NYCF were true. On that basis, the suit continues.

In spite of the secular sounding name, according to NYCF:

We are evangelical and/or fundamental ministers from all across New York State.

There are numerous caveats to NY’s Open Meetings Law including executive sessions. There are numerous permissives for executive session including “discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation.” The only limitation is that “no action by formal vote shall be taken
to appropriate public moneys.”

Of course National Organization for Marriage and Liberty Counsel portray this as if Moses parted the Hudson River.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.