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Top court will not hear same-sex marriage challenge

Oct 24, 2012 12:45 am

The Times Union reported New York's top court will not hear a challenge to the state's 2011 law legalizing same-sex marriage, ending the most prominent objection to the law. The decision, delivered Tues., Oct. 23, leaves intact a July ruling by another court. That ruling concluded closed-door negotiations among senators and marriage equity supporters did not violate the law. In its decision Tues., the Court of Appeals did not cite a reason for not taking the case. In a statement released, Tues., Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, "With this ruling by our state’s highest court, same sex couples can now have peace of mind that this legal challenge to their marriages has been laid to rest." Read the full story in the Times Union.