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Friday, July 7, 2006

Governor of New York Regrets Court Decision

"Today's Court decision, while disappointing, is certainly not the end of this struggle. We in the legislature must continue to fight to help ensure that same-sex couples are afforded the right to marry. It is, quite simply, the fair and just thing to do. No one should be denied equality or basic fundamental protections under the law." New York State Senator David Paterson, after the New York State Court of Appeals' decision that the state is not required to provide equal access to marriage for same-sex couples, July 6, 2006