Senate Bill S66003

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to individuals ability to marry

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2009-S66003 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Add §10-a, amd §§13 & 11, Dom Rel L

2009-S66003 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to individuals ability to marry.

2009-S66003 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2009-S66003 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K

    S. 3                                                        A. 3

                     Twentieth Extraordinary Session

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            December 1, 2009

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. DUANE -- (at request of the Governor) --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M.  of
  A.  O'Donnell, Gottfried, Glick, Titone, Kellner, Silver, Bing, Rosen-
  thal, Jeffries, Dinowitz, John, Kavanagh, DenDekker, Schimel,  Hevesi,
  Hoyt,  Sayward, Benedetto, Eddington, Alessi, Aubry, Boyland, Bradley,
  Brennan, Brodsky, Cahill, Cook, Duprey, Englebright, Farrell,  Fields,
  Gianaris,  Jaffee, Lancman, Latimer, Lavine, Lentol, Lifton, V. Lopez,
  Lupardo, McEneny, Millman, Nolan,  Ortiz,  Paulin,  Peralta,  Pretlow,
  J. Rivera,  N. Rivera,  Sweeney,  Thiele,  Towns,  Weisenberg, Weprin,
  Wright, Zebrowski) -- (at request of the Governor) --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the ability
  to marry


  Section  1. Legislative intent. Marriage is a fundamental human right.
Same-sex couples and their children  should  have  the  same  access  as
others  to  the  protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations, and
benefits of civil marriage. Stable family  relationships  help  build  a
stronger  society.  For  the welfare of the community and in fairness to
all New Yorkers, this act formally recognizes otherwise-valid  marriages
without regard to whether the parties are of the same or different sex.
  It is the intent of the legislature that the marriages of same-sex and
different-sex  couples be treated equally in all respects under the law.
The omission from this act of changes to other provisions of  law  shall
not  be  construed  as  a  legislative  intent  to  preserve  any  legal
distinction between same-sex  couples  and  different-sex  couples  with
respect  to marriage. The legislature intends that all provisions of law

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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