Saturday, January 31, 2009

New York same-sex couples married out of state: New report lists protections

Four groups (Lambda Legal, Empire State Pride Agenda, New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union) have co-published a summary document, available online in PDF format, “Your Government Respects Your Marriage: Developments in New York State Agency Recognition of Same-Sex Couples' Out-of-State Marriages,” a five page document. It is available on Lambda Legal’s site here. The document lists a number of Protections, including insurance coverage and birth certificate issues. The document also discusses some unresolved tax issues. The document should be read carefully by New York couples who may be affected.

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