On Long Island, same *** couples are gaining new family law rights and responsibilities. New York courts have begun to change the way they interpret family law for LGBT families. Several cases that have come down in New York suggest that this is the case. Though marriage equality has been the law in New York for some time, it generally takes individual cases in order to change the way that other existing laws are applied to same *** marriage and other arrangements that were not previously addressed by statute.
Non-Biologic Nor Adoptive Parents Gaining Parental Rights