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“The Thomas More Society of Chicago has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the New York State Catholic Conference concerning whether N.Y. should recognize out-of-state same-sex ‘marriages’ that have been contracted in states which recognize the practice. The Thomas More Society’s brief argues that recognition of such unions would undermine a natural and social institution and is not required by New York precedents governing the recognition of out-of-state marriages. ‘A lower court said that New York state can recognize an out-of-state same-sex marriage, which does not make sense. A marriage that violates the public policy of New York state should not be recognized, regardless of where it was entered into, period,’ Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel for the Thomas More Society in Chicago, said in a statement.” [Catholic News Agency; responsible for quotes around word “marriage”]