N.Y. Top Court Rules Against Gay Marriage

New York's highest court ruled Thursday that gay marriage is not allowed under state law.

The Court of Appeals, in a 4-2 decision, rejected arguments from gay and lesbian plaintiffs that their inability to get marriage licences in New York violated their constitutional rights.

Judge Robert Smith said New York's marriage law clearly limits marriage to between a man and a woman and any change in the law would have to come from the state Legislature.