Citing possible violations of an open meetings law, a New York judge has ruled that a portion of a lawsuit filed by gay marriage foes may move forward, Daily Politics, a blog of the New York Daily News, reported.

The suit, filed by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a group which lobbied lawmakers to reject the law, claims in part that the closed-door negotiations between Senate Republicans and Governor Andrew Cuomo violated the state's open meetings law and Cuomo's waiver of the three-day waiting period between a bill's formal introduction and a vote runs afoul of the Senate's own rules.

Acting Livingston County state Supreme Court Judge Robert Wiggins agreed with plaintiffs that Cuomo's meetings might have violated the law.

“There is not sufficient facts before the court to determine the matter; thus, the case shall proceed with this issue,” Wiggins wrote.

He dismissed the remainder of the case, but not before jeering the administration's claim that the emergency waiver was necessary to avoid a delay of critical protections for gay and lesbian couples in New York.

“Logically and clearly this cite by the governor is disingenuous.”

“The review of such concept altering legislation for three days after generations of existing definitions would not so damage same sex couples as to necessitate an avoidance of rules meant to ensure full review and discussion prior to any vote,” Wiggins wrote.

Wiggins, however, said that since the Senate agreed to the waiver there was nothing he could do.

The Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, cheered the ruling.

“We have said all along that we look forward to our day in court. Now we will have it. The legality of our legislative process must be protected,” McGuire said.