A New York appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 1 that the state of New York must recognize same sex marriages from other states. In other words, same sex couples who get married in states where same sex marriage is allowed should be recognized, in New York, as legally married. The courts ruling was unanimous. The case arose out of the denial of health benefits to the female spouse of a female employee at Monroe Community College. The couple had been legally married in Ontario, Canada in 2004. The community college could appeal the decision. Read more about it at JURIST-Paper Chase.