This after a ruling by state Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager granting a divorce to a lesbian couple who were married in Canada in 2004.
As the New York Post put it this morning GAY SPLIT MAKES NY HERSTORY!
For a more nuanced take on what it all means, go straight to Arthur Leonard's blog:
- Same-sex divorce in New York (Leonard Link, Feb. 25, 2008)
We have entered a very interesting period of judicial activity in New York now, as one of the few states without a Defense of Marriage Act, with an executive supportive of same-sex marriage, with a state legislature in which one house has voted favorably on a bill to open up marriage to include same-sex partners, and with two jurisdictions on our borders (Canada and Massachusetts) in which same-sex marriages are legally contracted.