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Big Defeat For Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York state's comprehensive campaign finance reform, including public election financing, failed Thursday night in the state Senate. ...

Obama's Gay Marriage Support Elicits Strong Response From NY Leaders

Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

As news of President Obama's support for gay marriage broke on Wednesday, New York's top politicians reacted to the historical civil rights milestone....

Senator Compares Abortion To The Holocaust

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

Bronx Pentecostal minister and New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) compared abortion to the Holocaust Tuesday during a rant against a piece of...

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

Dan Collins | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

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

LOOK: Anti-Gay Marriage Protesters March Through NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.23.2011 | New York

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., along with National Organization For Marriage Chair Maggie Gallagher, spent a sizable portion of their anti-ga...

Marriage Equality In New York: A Moral Triumph

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

On any given day, I am a proud New Yorker, but having long harbored equal marriage envy, I am pleased to be enjoying a novel sensation of "Empire State" pride in being a same-sex marriage state.

Gay Marriage Push Will Test Cuomo's Political Skills

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Dozens of gay couples are planning to converge on Albany Thursday to witness what would be a historic vote to legalize gay marria...

New York State Assembly Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Reuters | Dan Wiessner | Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

By Dan Wiessner ALBANY, June 15 (Reuters) - The New York state Assembly approved same-sex marriage on Wednesday and the bill is likely to face ...

Diaz Throws Anti-Gay Rally While Lesbian Granddaughter Counter-Protests

Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

The 26th annual AIDS walk was on Sunday in New York. Over 40,000 marched in the walk, which raised $6 million to fight the disease. Meanwhile, in ...

Bronx and Brooklyn Are Overweight And Manhattan's Depressed, Study Finds

Posted 05.31.2011 | New York

Looks like New York City might need a gym membership. The Bronx and Brooklyn ranked, respectively, 62nd and 58th out New York's 62 counties in a r...

Continuing Our Fight Against Illegal Guns

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

One recent weekend, the Bronx was besieged by an evening of carnage. Between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, August 6 to 7, my borough saw nine shooting incidents.

Ruben Diaz Sr. Blames Paterson's Thin Crowds On Support For Gay Marriage

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., who has made a career of giving his Democratic colleagues more than a little agita, put out a statement that seems to blame Gover...

Paterson Wants Emergency

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson wants the Legislature to grant him emergency, one-time power to close a $3.2 billion deficit in the ...

New Jersey, Just Say No

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

We must ask why the same freedom that enables a State Senator to say "no" in Albany prohibits a same-sex couple from saying "I do" in Brooklyn.

Kingsbridge Armory To Be Turned Into Bronx Mall

nytimes.com | Sam Dolnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The City Planning Commission approved a controversial plan Monday to turn the Kingsbridge Armory, a soaring red-brick castle in the northwestern Bronx...

Human Rights Humiliation

Robin Canter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robin Canter

How did something so very basic become so lurid and convoluted? Marriage equality is about love, commitment, responsibility and legitimacy.

NYC's Economic Development Strategy: Keeping People in Poverty

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

When city tax dollars are used to subsidize a private developer, community residents should benefit from the deal.