On the way home from work in Rochester, Patricia Martinez stopped at a liquor store and bought a small bottle of Champagne to celebrate her marriage to another woman. The wedding took place in Canada nearly four years ago, but it wasn’t until Feb. 1 that a New York appellate court declared it valid in the state.  (Read the article HERE)

 James Rajotte
for The New York Times

Patricia Martinez, top, and Lisa Ann Golden at their home outside Rochester. A state court found that their Canadian marriage entitled Ms. Golden to spousal benefits from Ms. Martinez’s job.



But,here’s the good news. This is one of the rare pictures of Lisa you’ll see on this blog where she ISN’T sleeping! (Oh, man, I’m just ASKING for it, aren’t I?)