Gay man can inherit his husband's estate (in NY), court decides in landmark ruling

  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Gay man can inherit his husband's estate, court decides in landmark ruling


    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/25/2011-02-25_he_gets_hubbys_estate_landmark_gay_ruling.html
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    Feb 27, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    This is both a confirmation and extension of NYS recognition of same sex marriage from out of state.

    Another step closer to marriage equality for the Empire State. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 27, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    I read NY Daily News yesterday about it. Good for him
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 27, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Word to the wise - if you are in a committed relationship in any state - don't play court Roulette. Get yourself irrevocable trusts and take lump sum distributions for retirement rather than risk someone not giving your partner survivor benefits.

    I too applaud this ruling - but as a community each of us still needs to act individually to protect ourselves until their are ironclad Supreme Court precidents.
  • westdave

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    Feb 27, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Cuomo is pro-gay marriage...let's see what happens....as I live in New York..