One day after a New York law legalizing same-sex “marriage” went into effect, a traditional group filed suit in state court seeking to overturn the law, claiming that the Senate violated the state constitution as well as open meetings laws in passing it.
The suit, filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, makes a series of allegations — among them an alleged failure by the Senate to provide a constitutionally mandated three-day review period before passing the law. The constitution allows a bill to pass without such a review period if the governor issues a “message of necessity” — which Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo did — but Liberty Counsel says in its 14-page suit that “there was no pressing state need.”
The suit was filed against the Republican-led Senate, the New York State Department of Health and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
The law passed the Senate June 24 in the final minutes of the legislative session. Both sides agree that it passed in a frenzy; they disagree whether state law was violated.Continue Reading on www.bpnews.net