Same-sex marriage was finally legalized in New York after much delay and debate. In passing the bill, New York becomes the sixth state, and the largest state, to allow gay marriage -- couples can marry starting late July.
The legalization of same-sex marriage in a pivotal state like New York has obvious symbolic meaning for the gay rights and the civil rights movements. But along with symbolism, there are also legal ramifications for gay couples considering marriage, reports The New York Times, including significant changes to New York's estate planning laws.
So what are some the ways the same-sex marriage bill affects estate planning in New York?