State Supreme Court upholds Westchester's recognition of gay marriage

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March 12, 2007


"Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano's executive order recognizing gay marriages performed outside New York does not violate the state Constitution, a state Supreme Court justice ruled yesterday.

"Alphonso David, a lawyer for the gay rights group Lambda Legal who defended Spano's order before Lefkowitz, said her ruling will multiply its limited impact... 'This is incredibly significant for those couples living in the state who need to make sure their marriages are going to be respected.'"