Alex Blaze

Another smack-down delivered to the ADF

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 12, 2007 1:48 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Alliance Defense Fund, New York, retirement benefits

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.

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I thought it was rather typical that when the ADF lawyer flew in from out west to testify about SJR-7 in front of the Indiana legislature, he was billed as a "Constitutional scholar" instead of "paid lawyer for a firm known for suing over anything relating to gays." Making high legal fees is job #1 for the ADF.