February 27th, 2004

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Marriages in New Paltz, New York?

Village mayor in New York says he will marry gay couples

February 26, 2004, 6:15 PM EST

[From newsday.com]

NEW PALTZ, N.Y.--The mayor of this Hudson Valley village says he will begin performing gay marriages Friday, calling it "my moral obligation."

Mayor Jason West, who won office last year on the Green Party line, said he intends to marry at least four same-gender couples at a private bed and breakfast in the village. The move could make this college village 75 miles north of New York City another flash point in national debate over gay marriage.

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