2016 New York Laws
DOM - Domestic Relations
Article 3 - (Domestic Relations) Solemnization, Proof and Effect of Marriage
10-A - Parties to a marriage.

NY Dom Rel L § 10-A (2016) What's This?

10-a. Parties to a marriage. 1. A marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex.

2. No government treatment or legal status, effect, right, benefit, privilege, protection or responsibility relating to marriage, whether deriving from statute, administrative or court rule, public policy, common law or any other source of law, shall differ based on the parties to the marriage being or having been of the same sex rather than a different sex. When necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities of spouses under the law, all gender-specific language or terms shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner in all such sources of law.


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