Defense Of Marriage Act

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases This Week

Tuesday will mark the moment thousands of couples across the Tri-State Area and the entire nation have been waiting for. The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on two cases that could define what marriage is.

03/25/2013

Gay Rights Rally in Greenwich Village March 24, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Rally For Gay Rights At Washington Square Park

The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.

03/24/2013

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New Jersey Activists Hope Supreme Court Will Rule For Gay Marriage

Gay rights activists in New Jersey hope the U.S. Supreme Court will establish a constitutional right to gay marriage and end a prohibition in that state.

12/08/2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (credit: nadler.house.gov), City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City, State Lawmakers: LGBT Equality Needs To Be Reality Across America

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine Quinn were among the politicians who met with community leaders at Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters Sunday afternoon to talk about an LGBT equality measure.

CBS New York–10/21/2012

Defense Of Marriage Act protesters /file (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

The decision upholds a lower court judge who ruled that the 1996 law that defines marriage as involving a man and a woman was unconstitutional.

10/18/2012

Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the City Clerk's Office - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples Face

Even though New York is one of the few states in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage, St. Sen. Daniel Squadron points out that the federal government still doesn’t.

08/16/2011

President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic National Committee event at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama Speaks At LGBT Fundraiser As NY Weighs Same-Sex Marriage

Saying he believed the Defense of Marriage Act was “wrong” and “unfair,” the President added his voice to the debate still raging in Albany over a bill allowing same-sex marriage.

06/23/2011

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2 Lawsuits Challenge Defense Of Marriage Act

Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.

11/09/2010

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