Lisa Linsky discussed for Curve Magazine (June 23) the implications of the New York State Senate’s rejection of a gay marriage equality bill. “We are left with no marriage rights in New York State and only a patchwork of policies on marriage recognition subject to the discretion of individual state agencies,” Ms. Linsky said. She also noted that, in a 2009 case, the state Court of Appeals “refused to establish a broad legal rule for same-sex couples that reflects the State’s long-standing recognition of out-of-state marriages for opposite-sex couples. They had the chance. They didn’t do it.” Ms. Linsky urged gay New York married couples with out-of-state marriage licenses to pursue such protective legal steps as establishing joint tenancy with a right of survivorship for home ownership.