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December 2, 2009

Statement From Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
on Defeat of Marriage Equality Legislation

“I am disappointed with today’s defeat of the marriage equality legislation in the state Senate. Unfortunately, the state’s same-sex couples will continue to be denied their basic civil right to marry and enjoy the same benefits afforded to all married couples. The New York State and Local Retirement System will continue to recognize same-sex marriages conducted in any jurisdiction where they are legal. I am hopeful the Legislature will revisit this issue next year.”


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