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New Lawsuit Claims Gay Marriage Unconstiutional

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Opponents of New York's gay marriage law filed the first lawsuit challenging the measure, an anticipated salvo that came Monday...

Matt Sledge

Kitty Lambert And Cheryle Rudd Aim To Be First Married Under New York Gay Marriage Law, At Rainbow-Lit Niagara Falls | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two Buffalo women plan to be the first to legally wed under the state's new same-sex marriage law, which goes into effect on Sunday, one m...

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.

Matt Sledge

Key GOP Senator: Obama 'Passing The Ball' On Gay Marriage | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

New York legislator James Alesi, the first Republican in the state Senate to come out in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, has a message for Barack ...

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...

UPDATE: No Consensus On Gay Marriage Thursday Night

AP/The Huffington Post | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The fight over legalizing gay marriage in New York got ugly online as the Republican Senate planned to finally consider the bill in cl...

Gay Marriage Debate Leaves NY Legislators Out Of Time, And Clothing

Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

GOP legislators are meeting today to discuss whether the language of the marriage equality bill is good enough to bring to a vote this afternoon. If n...

Yellow Cabbies Protest Livery Cab Bill; Albany Busy With Other Things

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

Amidst the busy, busy final weekend of the legislative session in Albany, Mayor Bloomberg circumvented the City Council and slipped Albany a bill that...

Leaders: No Obstacle To Bringing Gay Marriage To A Vote

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – State legislative leaders said Wednesday afternoon there are no major obstacles to a vote on whether to legalize gay marriage. ...

Five Bills The NYS Senate Voted On Instead Of Gay Marriage

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

While the GOP-controlled New York state senate keeps delaying a vote on marriage equality, an important civil rights issue, they've had the time to de...

NY Senator Asks Twitter How He Should Vote On Gay Marriage

Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

Publicly, the New York marriage equality bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs to be made into law. And with the legislative session ...

Celebrities Lobby Albany As Gay Marriage Vote Draws Near

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — After a second day of a lobbying blitz and propelled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's personal buttonholing of GOP senators, a measure to l...

New York Could Have Gay Marriage By End Of Week

Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

With a vote possible by midweek, Governor Andrew Cuomo has summoned elected officials, gay rights advocates and labor groups to the State Capitol buil...

Wine Coming Back To New York Supermarkets?

Posted 07.24.2011 | New York

A bill was introduced in Albany yesterday that would allow New York grocery stores to sell wine, just as it's sold in many other states, reports The W...

NYC Rent Regulation Tug-Of-War Starts In Albany

Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

The New York State Assembly passed a bill Monday that would extend rent regulation laws set to expire on June 15th, reports Curbed NY. The laws restri...

Cuomo Should Merge Health and Mental Health Departments to Save Money, Improve Care

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
DJ Jaffe

Earlier this week, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, the Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) made a startling revelation on Huffingt...

Pants Heating Up

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Dean Skelos may not intend to comply with the promise he made to New York Uprising that the Republicans in the state senate would support an independent commission to redraw Senate and Assembly district lines.

Praying for a Miracle in Albany

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Right now, the New York state legislature seems headed toward even more disarray than usual. One thing's for sure. The Senate Democrats don't deserve to run the show.

Democrats' State Majority Imperiled | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On an otherwise largely disappointing night for New York Republicans, the party appeared to be on the verge of either retaking the State Senate or thr...

Dems Seat Flip Could Mean Gridlock In The State Senate

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As unthinkable as it may seem that New York's State Senate really could get any worse, it actually could if today's vote results in a single Democrati...

Meet Harry Wilson -- Candidate for NYS Comptroller

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

Last week I met and interviewed the individual who could be New York's future, and his name is Harry Wilson. If any one individual is capable of engineering New York State's government back to fiscal sanity, he will be the one to do so.

The End of Rockefeller Republicanism: Dispatch From Putnam County, New York

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

What's happened to my hometown is a disgrace to the moderation that used to mark our entire part of the country. An angry, vengeful fringe has taken over the Republican party.

Spotlight on Mexican New Yorkers Reveals Ugly Truth of Low-Wage Labor

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Undocumented immigrants remain the sole group whose right to basic workplace protections is constantly questioned and routinely ignored.

New York Times Endorses Espaillat for State Senate

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Barkin

The New York Times endorsed Adriano Espaillat today for the the 31st State Senate district in New York. This is great news for progressives and the NY...

Ed Koch: You're Either on the Side of the Angels, or You're a Bum

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

I am intrigued by former Mayor Ed Koch's Don Quixote campaign to rid the New York State's dysfunctional legislature of all the crooks and bums.