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Gay marriage opponents sue to overturn NY law, say process was flawed; weddings began Sunday
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) ' Opponents of New York's gay marriage law are suing to overturn it one day after weddings began.
A representative of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and a rabbi say in a lawsuit filed Monday in state court that New York's Senate violated its own procedures and the state's open meetings law when it approved the bill on June 24.
Among other things, the lawsuit claims the Senate prevented lawmakers who opposed the bill from speaking. The suit also says the Senate didn't follow procedures that require a bill to go through appropriate committees before a full Senate vote.
Opponents of New York's gay marriage law had promised lawsuits.
Spokesmen for Senate Republicans and the state's attorney general declined to comment.