N.Y. Judge Finds Man Entitled to Inherit Same-Sex Partner's Estate

, New York Law Journal

Recognizing the validity of a same-sex marriage between New Yorkers contracted in Canada, a Manhattan surrogate has ruled that a man is entitled to inherit the entire estate of his deceased male partner. The decision comes months after a Queens surrogate took a more cautious approach in holding that the validity of gay marriage had not been "definitely determined," ruling that the deceased partner's parents had to be included in probate proceedings.