Bill S7712-2011

Repeals the Marriage Equality Act

Repeals the Marriage Equality Act.

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  • Jun 14, 2012: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S7712

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal chapter 95 of the laws of 2011, constituting the Marriage Equality Act, and to repeal chapter 96 of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law relating to the ability to marry

PURPOSE: To reinstate the definition of marriage in New York as between one man and one woman.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 repeals chapter 95 of the laws of 2011, constituting the Marriage Equality is REPEALED.

Section 2 repeals chapter 96 of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law relating to the ability to marry is REPEALED.

EXISTING LAW: Chapter 95 and 96 of the laws of 2011.

JUSTIFICATION: "The New York State Defense of Marriage Act" will acknowledge marriage as being the bedrock of our civil society and defined as being between one man and one woman. The government has thrust upon the people of this state a definition of marriage that violates their religious and personal moral beliefs. This bill intends to reinstate the true definition of marriage by repealing the state's definition of marriage as being between two persons and specifying that it be between one man and one woman.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7712 IN SENATE June 14, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STOROBIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to repeal chapter 95 of the laws of 2011, constituting the Marriage Equality Act, and to repeal chapter 96 of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law relating to the ability to marry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Chapter 95 of the laws of 2011, constituting the Marriage Equality Act is REPEALED. S 2. Chapter 96 of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law relating to the ability to marry is REPEALED. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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