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New York Bar Associations Make Legal Case for Same-Sex Marriage

May 17, 2011 - At a press conference organized by the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, leaders of New York bar associations today urged the state Legislature to bring an end to legal discrimination against same-sex couples who wish to marry in New York. In calling for a marriage equality law, the bar associations said existing laws discriminate against same-sex couples in a wide range of areas, including health care, housing, child raising, inheritance, wrongful death actions and property rights should a couple split up.  Over 20 bar associations joined in supporting the measure, arguing that without passage of a marriage equality law, unmarried same-sex couples in New York will continue to face hundreds of inequities in the law.

To read the bar associations case for same-sex marriage, click here.  To watch a video of the press conference, click here.

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