The court did not allow the province any grace time to bring its laws in line with the ruling, making Ontario the first jurisdiction in North America to recognize same-sex marriage. The first same-sex couple to marry, just hours after the Court of Appeal decision, were Michael Leshner and Michael Starklong-time advocates for marriage equality for same-sex couples who had been litigants and intervenors in various court cases addressing the issue, including the Court of Appeal decision.
February 21, In NovemberMonroe County announced that it would not pursue any further appeals of the Appellate Division's decision. December 21, It ordered same-sex marriages read into that act, permitting the plaintiffs, a lesbian couple, to divorce.
News and Press Releases. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. Canada portal LGBT portal. Retrieved October 17, It's easy and it's absolutely free. Retrieved December 2, Once we have a license, when can our marriage ceremony be performed?
Source of Income Discrimination. During his successful campaign for Governor of New YorkAttorney General Spitzer said that he would push to legalize same-sex marriage if elected,  and he proposed legislation to that effect to the State Legislature on April 27, The Marriage Equality Act allows eligible same-sex couples to get married in New York just like opposite-sex couples, with the same rights, responsibilities, and benefits under State and City law.
Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. Ship captains are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in New York State. Status of same-sex unions around the world.
British Columbia A. Retrieved April 5, Shortly after Attorney General Spitzer's informal opinion was issued, five separate lawsuits were filed contesting the constitutionality of New York's opposite-sex definition of marriage.