Group Hopes To Throw Book At Gay Nup Loving Gov. Paterson

Alliance Defense Fund’s really going out on a limb.

The Arizona-based, right wing group filed a lawsuit earlier this year alleging New York Governor David Paterson overstepped his power when he ordered New York to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

n addition to citing separation of executive and legislative branches, ADF’s relying on a far less sophisticated legal tactic: “The suit also cites the online edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary as evidence that the word “marriage” applies only to a bond between a man and a woman.” Ah, yes, the old dictionary defense. Because, like social conservatives, words can’t evolve.

The judicial fun begins tomorrow.