New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman asked a state court to throw out an anti-gay marriage lawsuit.
The Associated Press reports:
New York’s attorney general asked a state court on Friday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the gay marriage law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and several other opponents of the law sued on July 25, claiming in part that the law should be nullified because the state Senate violated its own rules and the state’s open meetings law before the critical vote that led to its narrow passage.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman argued in papers filed Friday that the opponents haven’t been harmed by the law, don’t have standing to challenge the actions of the Senate and any procedural actions of the Senate and governor aren’t subject to judicial review. He has asked for a hearing on Oct. 17 at the Livingston County Courthouse.
The law making New York the sixth and largest state to allow gay marriage was passed June 24 after days of protests on both sides at the state Capitol and followed a month later by hundreds of weddings from New York City to Buffalo, also marked by demonstrations on both sides.
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