New York same-sex marriage bill

With New York Governor Paterson introducing a same-sex marriage bill before that state’s legislature, Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law and policy, says New York lawmakers may be pressured by other states moving quickly on this front.

“Is this peer pressure likely to have an effect ?  Now that other lawmaking bodies are considering revising their marriage laws, it may put more pressure on New York lawmakers to explain why what is seen to be a matter of fairness and basic equality in other states is not seen that way in New York.”

Contact Linda McClain, 617-358-4635, lmcclain@bu.edu

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