Grasping at straws, anti-gay activists filed suit claiming that the lobbying which led to New York becoming a marriage equality state violated the state’s open meetings law. The court disagreed:
NEW YORK – A state appeals court rejected a lawsuit challenging New York’s gay marriage law Friday, ruling that Republican state senators did not violate the state’s open meeting law when they held closed-door meetings with gay marriage supporters, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester voted 5-0 to reject the challenge brought by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. The case questioned the legality of the process and procedure by which same-sex marriage became law in New York and sought to invalidate gay marriages performed in the state.
5-0. Wow. The courts are paying less and less attention to the antis’ manufactured arguments.
Rev. Jason J. McGuire, NYCF’s Executive Director and a plaintiff in the case, said he was disappointed in the court’s ruling. He said he would weigh the legal options moving forward to defend the “integrity of our legislative process.”
“The truth is even liberal-leaning good government groups have had to admit that the process by which same-sex ‘marriage’ became law was a bad one,” he said.
“If we can’t trust elected leaders to play by the rules when they seek to pass legislation, then anything can pass against the will of the people – whether it be same-sex ‘marriage’ or a national health care initiative.”
Hmmm, I don’t remember too many people complaining about the lobbying process. That said, he telegraphs his wingnut bias by complaining about healthcare at the same time. You’d think a “reverend” would care about sick people getting healthcare, but I guess hating gays is more important.