Gay-Marriage Opponents Sue

An opposition led by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and a rabbi filed a lawsuit Monday in an attempt to overturn New York's gay-marriage law. The suit claims that the state Senate prevented people who opposed the bill from speaking, and neglected to follow procedures requiring a bill to pass through committees before a full vote. "We should have an open and deliberative process," the Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said. The suit comes as hundreds of gay couples across the state exchanged vows on Sunday. The suit also claims that Republicans who supported the bill were promised campaign contributions. Financial filings with the Board of Elections showed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and four Republican senators received healthy donations from groups and individuals who pushed for the bill.