Keep Same-Sex Marriage Rights in New York & Tell Senators Golden & Libous Their Hate Is NOT Welcomed
  • Petitioned State Sen. Kevin Parker

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New York-021
State Sen. Kevin Parker
New York-022
State Sen. Martin Golden
New York-036
State Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson
New York-052
State Sen. Tom Libous
New York-054
State Sen. Michael Nozzolio
New York-008
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo
New York-010
State Sen. James Sanders
New York-023
State Sen. Diane Savino
New York-029
State Sen. Jose Serrano
New York-030
State Sen. Bill Perkins
New York-041
State Sen. Terry Gipson
New York-046
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk
New York-044
State Sen. Neil Breslin
New York-012
State Sen. Michael Gianaris
New York-053
State Sen. David Valesky
New York-002
State Sen. John Flanagan
New York-042
State Sen. John Bonacic
New York-024
State Sen. Andrew Lanza
New York-035
State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins
New York-025
State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery

Keep Same-Sex Marriage Rights in New York & Tell Senators Golden & Libous Their Hate Is NOT Welcomed

    1. Peter C Frank
    2. Petition by

      Peter C Frank

      Yonkers, NY

New York State Senators Golden and Libous vulgarized the dignity of their offices by introducing hate-based legislation filled with lies. Senator Golden then defended his actions to the press by insisting his constituents "don't really give a rat's ass" about social issues. By signing this petition, you will tell Senators Golden and Libous that you firmly insist on their respecting the dignity and purport of their offices, and insist they respect all New Yorkers and treat them with dignity.

New York State Senators Martin Golden and Tom Libous introduced a "Defense of Marriage" bill in the NYS Senate that would prohibit New York State from recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state. Currently, pursuant to an Executive Order issued by then-governor Patterson, New York State recognizes all legally performed same-sex marriages.

New York State confers over 1,300 rights and responsibilities to married couples. There are tens of thousands of gay and lesbian couples who have married out of state (or in such nations as Canada, where same-sex marriage is fully recognized) whose marriages are currently recognized by New York State pursuant to an executive order issued by then-Governor David Patterson. These couples would have their marriages stripped away by this hateful legislation.

Additionally, the proposed legislation contains a number of factual innacuracies (to put it nicely). Here is the full text of the bill, which can be found at http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5416-2011

S5416-2011

Memo BILL NUMBER:S5416

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to rendering the status of same sex marriage entered into outside of New York void under New York law

PURPOSE: To affirm that the status of same sex man1age that is recognized, solem- nized or legal in another jurisdiction is considered void in New York.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

S5416-2011

Text

S T A T E    O F    N E W   Y O R K

5416 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N SENATE May 19, 2011

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to rendering the status of same sex marriage entered into outside of New York void under New York law

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.

Section 6 of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:

4. MARRIAGES CONTRACTED BETWEEN TWO PERSONS OF THE SAME SEX, REGARD LESS OF WHETHER SUCH MARRIAGE IS RECOGNIZED, SOLEMNIZED OR LEGAL IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VOID IN NEW YORK.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11581-01-1

As can be seen from the text above, they list "fiscal implications" as "none." In addition to voiding all currently-recognized same-sex marriages in New York State, the bill would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages "in another jurisdiction," violating the Equal Protection and Full Faith and Credit Clauses of the United States Constitution.

Senator Golden quietly announced this piece of legislation but when queried about it by the press, he responded that his constituents in the 22nd Senatorial District "don't give a rat's ass" about such social issues. Senator Libous has remained silent on why he has originated this piece of legislation.

Let your voice be heard; tell Senators Golden and Libous that you DO give a damn and do not want to see this hate-filled piece of legislation enacted into law, and demand that he withdraw the legislation immediately.

Demand that the New York State Senate revoke this repulsive piece of hate-inspired legislation based on lies and omissions, and immediately expunge it from its records.

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    • Sandra Bray HUDSON, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      We are all human beings and Everyone should be treated the same. See im straight i have alot of gay friends they are no different then you and I they just love different. Let them get married if they want to....

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    • Thomas Dorsey AMITYVILLE, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      My partner and I traveled to Vermont in September of 2001 to obtain a civil union there, only to find out that it would be meaningless in our home state of New York, Please vote yes on the equal marriage rights bill so that we can marry in the state we live in after 10 years together, It's the right thing to do, not only for us but for all the residents of New York that want to have their relationships validated by law.

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    • Ilena Santana NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Please allow for GAY Marriage.

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    • Tim Caldwell EL CERRITO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Dear Senators - I know I'm not from your state and therefore will likely be ignored. But I must tell you, you're on the WRONG side of History on this and will be remembered as such when your time comes for re-election. Full Equality will move forward; with or without you.

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    • J G MN
      • about 3 years ago

      Marriage is a religious concept. According to the 1st amendment it is illegal to descriminate anyone from marriage. Please take a look at this petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/freedom-of-marriage

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