[JURIST] New York State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan ruled Friday that New York's law banning same-sex marriages violates the state constitution. Read her 62-page opinion [PDF]. If upheld on appeal, the decision would allow same-sex couples in the state to wed. Justice Ling-Cohan found in favor of five same-sex couples who were denied marriages licenses last year. Gay rights organization Lambda Legal, which brought the case, has issued a press release. AP has more.