assembly Bill A8354

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the Marriage Equality Act relating to ability of individuals to marry

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

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Jun 24, 2011 signed chap.95
delivered to governor
returned to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity
ordered to third reading cal.1545
Jun 15, 2011 delivered to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.320
rules report cal.320
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 14, 2011 referred to judiciary

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A8354 - Details

Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§10-a & 10-b, amd §§13 & 11, Dom Rel L

A8354 - Summary

Enacts the Marriage Equality Act relating to ability of individuals to marry.

A8354 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8354

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. O'DONNELL, GOTTFRIED, GLICK, TITONE, KELLNER,
  BRONSON, J. RIVERA, SILVER, FARRELL, SAYWARD, LENTOL,  NOLAN,  WEISEN-
  BERG,  ARROYO,  BRENNAN,  DINOWITZ,  HOYT,  LIFTON,  MILLMAN,  CAHILL,
  PAULIN, REILLY, BING, JEFFRIES, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL, KAVANAGH,  DenDEKK-
  ER, SCHIMEL, HEVESI, BENEDETTO, SCHROEDER, J. MILLER, LAVINE, LANCMAN,
  LINARES,  MOYA,  ROBERTS, SIMOTAS, ABINANTI, BRAUNSTEIN -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. AUBRY, BOYLAND, BROOK-KRASNY,  CANESTRARI,  COOK,
  DUPREY,  ENGLEBRIGHT, LATIMER, V. LOPEZ, LUPARDO, MAGNARELLI, McENENY,
  MORELLE,  ORTIZ,  PRETLOW,  RAMOS,  N. RIVERA,  P. RIVERA,  RODRIGUEZ,
  RUSSELL,  SWEENEY,  THIELE,  TITUS,  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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Marriage
Equality Act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. Marriage is a fundamental human right.  Same-
sex  couples  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.
                                                           LBD12066-04-1

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