The New York State Marriage Equality Act, passed in 2011, grants same-sex couples the freedom to marry in New York State. This law prohibits the denial of a marriage license to a same-sex couple. The Marriage Equality Act requires that all married couples be treated equally.
Same-sex couples who wish to marry in New York State must comply with the same legal requirements that are applicable to marriages between members of the opposite sex.
Same-sex marriages in New York State are entitled to automatic access to all of the protections granted to all spouses under state and local laws in New York, including state tax benefits, insurance benefits, health care and family leave, and more.
Be sure to review our page relating to an overview of divorce and separation in New York State here.
If you are a same-sex couple and need a free divorce consultation, please call us at 518-465-3444 or email us from our contact page.
For more information, see our blog post An Overview of the Marriage Equality Act.
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