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New York Marriage Equality

Farm Scraps Wedding Ceremonies After Court Rules They Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremo...

Moving Forward on Marriage: Reflections on the Third Anniversary of New York Marriage Equality

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

On the third anniversary of New York's landmark law, it is clear that the arc of history has bent toward recognizing and legalizing loving, committed relationships between couples, regardless of their sex. But there is much more to be done. How can we best change the hearts and minds of those most violently opposed to our equal rights?

Amanda Terkel

New York GOP Candidate Says Support For Marriage Equality Cost Him Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Kennedy seemed to be all set for his run for a New York state Assembly seat. The Nassau County Republican Committee officially end...

What I Learned About Marriage From My Grandma And Grandpa, Who've Been Married 70 Years

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Romeo

They believe that their grandson has a right to his 70 years. But with each day that my husband and I are denied the immediate comprehension and understanding that the word "marriage" provides, it's unlikely that we'll be able to break their record.

One Couple Looks Back At A Year of Marriage

Bill White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bill White

On the night that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed our state's marriage equality bill into law, we immediately began planning our wedding -- why wait any longer?

Here TV Celebrates New York Marriage Equality Anniversary With Pride & Groom (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with producer Josh Rosenzweig and director Keren Aronoff about their new documentary, Pride & Groom, which commemorates the first anniversary of marriage equality in the state of New York and comprises four one-hour specials.

Unmarry Me?

Jared Gardner | Posted 07.22.2012 | New York
Jared Gardner

Getting married did not make our love stronger, nor did attesting it to some random judge and a ragtag assortment of family make it more meaningful. We knew we were exploiting the privileges of heterosexuality.

Former Navy Chaplain: People Are Recruited To Homosexuality By 'Marketing'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yet another right-wing pundit has come forward with puzzling declarations in an effort to denounce President Obama's support of same-sex marriage last...

Marriage Equality Progress Must Continue

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

I am incredibly proud to congratulate Washington State Representative Pedersen and Senator Murray on the day Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law, and welcome them into the next stage of the fight for marriage equality.

Mayors To Make Controversial New Announcement

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Working with marriage-equality advocates Freedom to Marry, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the heads of several other major American cities will ...

Jumping the Broom to Equality

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 10.08.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Jumping the Broom was one of the best examples of blacks to buck the status quo in the pursuit of what was right. In legalizing same-sex marriage, New York State has also done the right thing and will allow many more to jump the broom into full equality.

A Step Closer to Equality

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

Tomorrow, NY will join Massachusetts as one of six states that recognize same-sex couples' right to marry, and our country comes a step closer to ensuring that every person is free to marry whomever they love.

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Opening Of New York Marriage Equality

Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion

Westboro Baptist Church, the group from Topeka, Kan. known for picketing the funerals of slain American soldiers as well as many other events, has ann...

Take That Governor Christie!

Joan Garry | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

It did not surprise me that "my" governor said that he would not sign a marriage equality bill. In fact, I like clarity. It tells us that the legislative path to marriage equality in New Jersey is closed. This leads us to the second path to marriage equality. The courts.

President Obama's Marriage Equality Mistake

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For Obama, there are virtually no more votes to lose among those who oppose marriage equality, but there's a lot of enthusiasm support and money to be gained from those who are for it.

David Frum: I Was Wrong About Same-Sex Marriage | Posted 08.27.2011 | Media

I was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage. Fourteen years ago, Andrew Sullivan and I forcefully debated the issue at length online (at a time when ...

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka To Marry: Gay Marriage In New York Passed, Stars To Wed

Posted 08.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Neil Patrick Harris clarified his engagement status with Burtka -- they've been engaged for a long time now! "David and I did propose to ea...

Our Next Marriage Equality Fight: Repealing DOMA

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Last night's vote for marriage equality in N.Y. was a true bipartisan effort, with Democratic and Republican state senators coming together to support the simple proposition that every New Yorker should be able to marry the person they love. But our work is not done.

Matt Sledge

What's Holding Up Same-Sex Marriage In New York | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York

The New York State Senate continued to struggle over a same-sex marriage bill on Tuesday, one day after the session officially ended. Same-sex marr...

It's Twitter Time in the Fight for Marriage Equality in New York

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Jeffrey Campagna

Unfortunately, one gay rights group decided to go public on Friday to distance themselves from Lady Gaga and to say her Twitter involvement might cause more harm than good. What did that accomplish?

An Open Letter To State Senator Greg Ball About Marriage Equality And Religion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

By insisting on carve-outs not only for religious organizations but for religious individuals who wish to discriminate against me, you are choosing some religious values over others.

Full Marriage Equality In New York: A Clergy Perspective

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

As human beings, and specifically as persons of faith, we organize ourselves as families based upon values much more profound than simply the code of law of the country we happen to inhabit.

Strahan Latest To Support NY Same-Sex Marriage

ESPN New York | Posted 08.13.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Former New York Giants star Michael Strahan is the latest sports celebrity to support same-sex marriage in New York. Strahan and his fi...

Love Will Make A Way: The Intersections Of Interracial And Same Sex Marriage

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Loving among two consenting adults that want to make a life-long commitment to one another must be recognized as a vital personal right, protected under the law, one that should be blessed and honored by the Church.

WATCH: Cuomo Releases Gay Marriage Message

Posted 07.23.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a video message strongly endorsing the push for marriage equality in New York. "New Yorkers have been on the right side ...