Friday, August 20, 2010

New no-fault divorce law applicable to same-sex couples

With Governor Paterson’s signature on August 14, New York became the last state to allow no fault divorce. Blogger and legal expert Arthur Leonard points out that this law will also apply to legally married same-sex couples who reside in New York, in line with the state’s policy of recognizing marriages performed out of state. In a memo accompanying the bill, the authors make it explicitly clear that the law is to apply to all couples equally.

Everyone deserves equality before the law, and that includes the responsibilities that come with marriage, in good times and in bad.

1 comment:

Ralph said...

Equal = Equal. Thanks to our NY state leaders for assuring equitable treatment of everyone in this legislation.