Supreme Court justices say same-sex marriage is a right that should be recognized by the Constitution.
But Justice Elena Kagan says the law is “an abuse of power” that should not be passed.
The justices are in a closely watched case involving the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.
Kagan wrote in a majority opinion last week that the state’s law violated the Constitution because it “makes the federal government the arbiter of the nature of marriage and its meaning.”
New York City will soon be allowing same-sex couples to marry in its state.
A petition has been circulating for the same.
The City Council will vote on the measure Wednesday afternoon.
The petition, which will require the signatures of 1,000 people, calls for the city to “immediately adopt” the same-gender marriage law in New York and other cities, and for the state to allow same-year marriages as well.
It says New York should be the first to recognize same-day marriage and “to immediately extend the same day marriage for all of New York State.”
The petition has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.
It was launched by Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
The legislation was proposed by State Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Queens.
It is currently under consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A bill that would make it illegal for same- or opposite-sex marriage in New Jersey passed the Senate last year.
The state Assembly is expected to vote on it next week.