WSJ: Suit on Gay Marriage Bill Proceeds


Andrew Grossman at the Wall Street Journal:

A state judge criticized the state Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the legislative process that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York and said a lawsuit challenging the measure could go forward, in ruling dated earlier this month.

Opponents of same-sex marriage are suing the state, arguing that the steps the state legislature took before passing the law legalizing it in June were corrupt and part of an "out-of-control political process."

In the decision, acting State Supreme Court Judge Robert Wiggins rejected all but one of the lawsuit's claims: that a meeting between the state Senate Republicans and Mr. Cuomo violated New York's Open Meetings Law.

Spokesmen for both the state Senate Republicans and Mr. Cuomo declined to comment.