New York to Recognize 'Gay' Marriages Performed Elsewhere; CA to Perform 'Gay' Marriages June 17th

Excerpt: Gay rights advocates had reason to celebrate on both coasts Thursday, with New York set to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and California preparing to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on June 17. Hours after California issued a directive Wednesday authorizing that date, word came that New York Gov. David Paterson instructed state agencies – including those governing insurance and health care – to immediately change policies and regulations to recognize gay marriages.

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