Marriage Equality in New York is a done deal that had bipartisan support. There is no referendum process in New York. The legislature isn’t going to repeal marriage equality and even if they did, the governor is not going to sign off.

Yes, there is a court challenge without about as much potential to overturn marriage equality as Brent Gardner has of hitting 50 home runs next year. The judge dismissed all of the claims except a potential violation of New York’s open meeting law. In spite of NOM’s persistent and hysterical hyperbole, it has nothing to do with Governor Cumo     nor even the legislature.

There is only one issue subject to further litigation: 

  • While caucus meetings are exempt from open meetings laws, were private meetings of Republicans actually caucus meetings when they included guests such as Mayor Bloomberg or Governor Cuomo?

That’s it. Even if  the Republican caucus is found to have violated the open meetings law (which is extremely unlikely), it is even more unlikely that the remedy would be to invalidate marriage equality.

Nevertheless, National Organization for Marriage insists on citing, with hyperbolic descriptions, every repetitive newspaper article that a judge allowed the open meetings law challenge to go forward.

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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.