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How We Won New York

Marc Solomon | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Marc Solomon

How did we pull this historic victory off? Fresh from this triumph, I want to share my best thinking on the components that enabled us to win and what this means for the freedom to marry campaign moving forward.

Lesbian Couple Plans Fifth Wedding In New York

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Everyone really does love a wedding, especially Wendy Smiley and Madeline Davis of Buffalo, N.Y. who want to celebrate the passing of New York's same ...

Sam Stein

Money Was The Key Ingredient In New York's Gay Marriage Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The passage of historic legislation legalizing same sex marriage in the state of New York last Friday was owed in large part to a compel...

While Gays Push to Marry, Heterosexuals Fear Commitment

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.27.2011 | Divorce
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Gays marrying has nothing to do with heterosexuals divorcing and the real crisis in the American marriage is not that people of the same sex want to get hitched but that people of the opposite don't want to stay together.

Basking In Pride And Gratitude... How Often Does That Happen?

Alicia Salzer, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2011 | New York
Alicia Salzer, M.D.

I am grateful that time heals and that we grow, and that our country knows how to grow with us. It is a very proud day to be gay.

The Freedom To Marry: What's Next After New York?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Having New York end marriage discrimination is a turning point for the country. As New Yorkers say, if we can make it here, we'll make it anywhere -- but only if the ever-expanding community of people who support the freedom to marry do the work to bring it home nationwide.

WATCH: Celebrations Of Gay Marriage Bill Outside New York's Stonewall Inn

Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

When news broke that New York would be the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, New Yorkers flooded the streets in jubilation. More than 40 years ...

A New Tradition... Queers for Economic Justice and Labor walk in Solidarity at NYC Pride March

Amber Hollibaugh | Posted 08.25.2011 | New York
Amber Hollibaugh

For the first time in many years, New York's Heritage of Pride Parade will have an economic justice contingent in the parade. The time is right for Queers for Economic Justice and our friends to stand strong with labor, and for labor to stand strong with us.


Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.25.2011 | New York
Michelangelo Signorile

There is much work ahead. But what happened in New York last night will be seen to have been as pivotal as what happened in this state, in this city, over 40 years ago, when patrons at the Stonewall Inn said, "Enough!"

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.

New York Gay Marriage Legalization Transformed National Debate: Legal Experts

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When New York became the sixth and by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, following a grueling overtime sess...

PHOTOS: Joy In The Streets As New Yorkers React To Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

New York became the sixth state in the union to support same sex marriage on Friday. New Yorkers watched with bated breath as the Senate debated t...

PHOTOS: Politicians React To Legalization Of Gay Marriage In New York

Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

New York lawmakers approved legislation to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday evening. The measure passed the Republican-controlled state Senate...

Sam Stein

Obama, At LGBT Fundraiser, Gets A Pass For Punting On Same-Sex Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- President Barack Obama did not reverse course and endorse the right of gay couples to marry during a high-profile LGBT fundraising ev...

Obama Speaks To Gay Supporters At LGBT Fundraiser In New York

AP | ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Treading carefully, President Barack Obama praised New York state lawmakers who were debating landmark legislation Thursday to legali...

An Open Letter On Same-Sex Marriage From A Gay Orthodox Rabbi

Rabbi Steven Greenberg | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Greenberg

The state cannot choose to reject these marriages any more than it can reject marriages that I, as an Orthodox rabbi, would not perform because one partner is a Jew and another a Christian.

Sam Stein

Jon Huntsman: I'd 'Respect' New York Law Allowing For Same-Sex Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- Former Utah governor and current presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said on Tuesday that as president he would respect the decision o...

Equal Marriage Rights for LGBT Americans Are Long Overdue

Kate Shindle | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York
Kate Shindle

Those who would argue that same-sex marriage is about one word -- marriage -- are wasting their air. It's about sending the message that members of the LGBT community are of equal value in America.

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...

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.

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 ...

Marriage Equality Film Comes to Harlem

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Irene Monroe

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.

In New Jersey, Marriage Equality Does an Economy Good

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Marriage equality is perhaps the most painless, inexpensive way for the New Jersey legislature to grow the state economy.

It's a Helluva State

Cynthia Nixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cynthia Nixon

Guess Christine and I can kiss that Waldorf Astoria wedding... Brooklyn Botanical Gardens wedding... Montauk Beach wedding -- you fill in the blank -- goodbye. But we have two things today we didn't have earlier.

Marriage Bill on N.Y. Senate Agenda

Advocate | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York governor David Paterson placed the marriage equality bill at the top of the list of items for senators to consider in a special...