Domestic partners are entitled to a smaller subset of rights and privileges than those granted to married couples. This action removed the last potential impediment to same-sex marriages in the state. The government last week eliminated some sections of laws about limits of artistic expression and entrepreneurship, which generated bitter complaints from entrepreneurs and artists. Same-sex unions in the United States. Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles with style issues from December All articles with style issues Wikipedia articles that are excessively detailed from December All articles that are excessively detailed Use mdy dates from October Retrieved July 20,
If you are marrying the same person with whom you have a civil union, you do not need to terminate the civil union.
Same-sex marriage in New York
Democrat Maggie Hassana supporter of same-sex marriage, ran against the Legislature's record and won election as governor in November and Democrats took control of the House. The applicants argued, however, that under the Human Rights Actwhich prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and sections 6 Interpretation consistent with Bill of Rights to be preferred and 19 Freedom from discrimination of the Bill of Rights ActNew Zealand prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and, therefore, the applicants should be allowed to marry. Harris that the state was constitutionally required to afford the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. Retrieved July 31, The Government in response cited section 5 Justified limitations of the Bill of Rights Actwhich allows rights and freedoms in the Bill of Rights to "be subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society".