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Gay Marriage Challenge in New York Is Thrown Out on Appeal

A challenge to New York’s same-sex marriage law was turned back by an appeals court that ruled legislators didn’t violate state open-meeting laws in passing the measure.

The Rochester-based appellate court today ruled against New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an opponent of the June 2011 law that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. The appeals panel overturned a lower-court decision that had allowed the open-meetings claim to go forward.