A challenge to the New York state comptroller's decision that retirement benefits will not be denied to same-sex couples married outside of New York got turned down today. The challenge was led by none other than the Alliance Defense Fund, a group of anti-gay activists who go around and try to see which activist conservative judges they can sway at the state and local level. The judge found:
"The policy of the Comptroller to recognize same-sex Canadian marriages in the same manner as opposite-sex New York marriages…is legal and not contrary to law,” [judge Thomas J.] McNamara said in his written ruling.
Well, there you go.