Marriages of New York Same-Sex Couples Who Were Married in Massachusetts During “The Gap” Deemed Valid

On May 10, 2007, a Suffolk County Superior Court judge in Boston ruled that “same-sex couples from New York who married in Massachusetts from May 2004 to July 2006 have a legally recognized marriage.” See Manny Fernandez, Legal Status Brings Security to Some Same-Sex Marriages, NY Times, May 22, 2007. This article explains that:

The ruling affects only a limited number of New York’s same-sex couples: those who married in Massachusetts between May 17, 2004, when that state authorized same-sex marriages, and July 6, 2006, when New York’s highest court rejected an effort to allow gay marriage.

Special thanks once again to Prof. Beyer of The Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog.

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