NY Sen. Diaz Promises To Annul Same-Sex Marriages, ‘Start The War’ | State Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz, the only Democrat who opposed marriage equality in New York, announced he will be suing to annul all of yesterday’s same-sex marriages that took place. Díaz will argue that the city broke the law by waiving the 24-hour waiting period traditionally required for obtaining marriage licenses. Speaking at a rally of anti-gay protesters, he said, “We’re going to show them next week that everything they did today was illegal. Today we start the battle! Today we start the war!”
A group called New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has officially filed suit to overturn New York’s marriage equality law. The suit claims the state Senate violated the Open Meetings Law and ignored the three-day waiting period before a bill can be acted upon.
Metro Weekly reports that a spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has said the lawsuit “is without merit.”