Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Irony in New Paltz 

The Advocate reports that New Paltz mayor Jason West was denied a motion to dismiss in the lawsuit brought against him by village trustee Robert Hebel, who claims that West violated state law and should be barred from conducting further same sex marriage ceremonies. West had argued that Hebel did not have standing to bring the suit, but the judge determined that Hebel could bring suit from his standing as a resident of New Paltz. The temporary restraining order against the ceremonies was left in place.

But where's the irony, you ask? Oral arguments are scheduled for May 17, the day same sex marriage licenses will begin to be issued in Massachusetts.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:13 PM