Oral Arguments for Same-Sex Marriage

On May 31, 2006, New York’s highest court, in Albany, heard oral arguments in four same-sex marriage cases: Hernandez v. Robles,… read more

On May 31, 2006, New York’s highest court, in Albany, heard oral arguments in four same-sex marriage cases: Hernandez v. Robles, Samuels v. New York State Dept. of Health, Matter of Kane v. Marsolais, and Seymour v. Holcomb. At issue was granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on the New York constitution’s guarantee of “equality, liberty and privacy for all New Yorkers.” The challenge to the state’s marriage laws resulted from an appeal filed by 44 same-sex couples who lost their cases in the lower appeals court. In this portion the attorneys arguing for same-sex marriage were shown. 

As an introduction to the arguments and proceedings, a portion of the statement made by President Bush in favor of the federal marriage amendment on June 5, 2006, was shown. close

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Program ID:
192955-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Albany, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2006
Last Aired:
May 14, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jun 10, 2006 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 2006 | 5:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 2008 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 14, 2008 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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