A New York city judge has overturned a federal court ruling that barred cities from allowing same-day marriages.
The decision by Judge Joseph P. DiClemente in Manhattan is the latest in a string of court rulings that has overturned the ban in at least nine states.
A New York appeals court in August ordered the state to recognize same-gender marriages, but the state appealed that decision, arguing that the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating gay marriage bans in Virginia and Maryland was a federal decision.
DiClementes ruling reverses DiClerys decision and states that a New York law that bans same-level marriage is unconstitutional.
“The Ninth Circuit has upheld New York’s marriage ban and held that the state’s prohibition is unconstitutional, including on the ground that it is preempted by the Due Process Clause,” Judge DiClements said in a statement.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the ruling “a victory for fairness, equality and respect for all, and we are thrilled that the courts have stood by New Yorkers and other citizens.”
“It’s a great day for our city and our state and a historic day for marriage equality in the United States,” he added.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in New York since 2007.
ABC News’ Matt Barreto contributed to this report.