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A couple of tidbits:

* Jerry of www.christianlgbtrights.org, emailed me that the same-sex marriage cases are being heard by the New York State Court of Appeals today. Here’s the link to the live webcast, which begins at 2PM EDT.

The 365gay story on the case is here. A snippet:

In lower courts judges in three of the cases upheld the current ban on same-sex marriage. In the fourth, New York City judge Doris Ling-Cohan ruled that the New York State Constitution guarantees basic freedoms to lesbian and gay people, and that those rights are violated when same-sex couples are not allowed to marry. That ruling was overturned in a midlevel appeals court.

…Lawyers for same-sex couples will argue that Judge Ling-Cohan ruled correctly and that banning same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution. The state will argue that only the legislature has the right to define marriage. In the specific case involving Ling-Cohan lawyers for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will also argue against gay marriage, even though the mayor as recently as last weekend said he supports same-sex marriage.

* And it looks like Ned Lamont‘s candidacy gets a boost, as the NYT says he needs to be “taken seriously” as a challenger to Holy Joe.

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