Marriage Equality Act

What is the Marriage Equality Act?

Garden City LGBT Family Attorney

The Marriage Equality Act was signed into law in New York State in June 2011 and took effect in July 2011. It allows for same-sex marriages but does not penalize benevolent organizations or religious institutions for refusing to assist or recognize these unions. Civil claims are not permitted against such entities where these refusals occur.

Prior to this Act, the state only recognized same-sex marriages legally performed in other states or countries. Full rights and responsibilities regarding marriage have now been granted to all couples regardless of the parties' gender and the Marriage Equality Act specifically states there is to be no difference in the application of law to any married couple.

Jonathan E. Edwards P.C., represents all married couples in all aspects of family law. We can assist if you are facing divorce or issues relating to child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, enforcement, modifications, property division, and more.

Being represented by a skilled lawyer allows you to know your rights and legal options and so make informed decisions. Your legal counsel can provide guidance and suggestions and fight for the outcomes and priorities that are important to you.

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At Jonathan E. Edwards P.C., we understand that matters you are addressing are very personal and will always treat you with the respect you deserve. Our individualized approach to your personal situation assists us in finding pragmatic solutions that promote your best interests.

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