The top court in the state declined to hear an appeal from New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on overturning the state's same-sex marriage law today. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued this statement:
Today, the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State, denied leave to appeal the validity of the Marriage Equality Act, which affords same-sex couples in this State the right to marry. New York State has served as a beacon for progressive ideals and this statute is a clear reminder of what this State stands for: equality and justice for all. With the Courtâ€™s decision, same-sex couples no longer have to worry that their right to marry could be legally challenged in this State. The freedom to marry in this State is secure for generations to come.