Lesbian-Gay Marriage Order Upheld in NY

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An executive order by Gov. David Paterson requiring state agencies recognize gay marriages was upheld by a State Supreme Court in the Bronx yesterday. The order, which the governor issued in May, applies to marriages from out of state, like in Massachusetts where gay marriage is legal. The lawsuit had been brought by lawmakers and advocates who opposed the order, arguing the governor had usurped the legislature's power.

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