The New York State Legislature finally passed the Marriage Equality Act. As of July 24, 2011, County Clerks throughout New York began issuing marriage licenses and providing civil marriage ceremonies to Gay and Lesbian couples. Same Sex couples now have the same rights as couples of the opposite sex. Along with the right to marry comes the right to divorce. If you are in a same-sex marriage in New York, and are contemplating divorce, the Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C., will help you navigate the complexities of the divorce or custody matters.