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The Daily Fray

New York Gay Marriage Opponents Sue to Overturn Law

July 25, 2011

It's only been one day since gay weddings have officially been able to commence in New York state after a historic vote allowed the Marriage Equality bill to pass legislative hurdles in June. Already, though, opponents of the bill have filed a lawsuit in the state court saying that "New York's Senate violated its own procedures and the state's open meetings law when it approved the bill on June 24," reports the Associated Press. The suit was filed by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom. The New York Daily News adds:

The group also claims, among other things, that Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo and the Senate ignored the constitutionally mandated three-day waiting period before a bill can be acted upon and that lawmakers approved the legislation in exchange for campaign contributions from Bloomberg and other high profile "Wall Street financiers."

On Sunday, according to the New York Times, 659 couples picked up licenses and 484 couples were wedded. Mayor Bloomberg also presided over the wedding over two city officials at Gracie Mansion.

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