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N.J. Judge Blocks Governor’s Request To Delay Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

The ruling Thursday from Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21.

10/10/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay Marriage

A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.

09/30/2013

Marriage equality supporters rally on March 24, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Judge: Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry

In a summary judgment issued Friday, Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution.

09/27/2013

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)

NJ Legal Hearing To Test Federal Gay Marriage Ruling

The hearing brings the spotlight on gay marriage back to New Jersey, where the legal battle over the issue has been waged since 2002 – before any state recognized same-sex marriage.

08/11/2013

Gay rights activists reacts outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC on June 26, 2013. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: N.J. Lawyers Expected To Defend Civil Unions As Court Date Looms

Legal papers are due Friday in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and their children who say New Jersey’s civil unions fall short of a court mandate that gay couples be treated the same as married couples.

08/02/2013

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2 Million Turn Out For Annual New York Gay Pride Parade

Throngs of marchers hoisting signs and rainbow flags made their way down Fifth Avenue, West 8th Street and Christopher Street Sunday for New York City’s Gay Pride March.

06/30/2013

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Lady Gaga Takes The Lead At TriBeCa Pride Rally

Lady Gaga urged her fans in the gay community to emerge as more than a niche, and it appeared as though they were following the singer’s lead.

06/29/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

DOMA Suit Plaintiff Windsor To Serve As Pride March Marshal

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act this week, will be among the grand marshals for this year’s New York City Gay Pride parade.

06/29/2013

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village

Crowds Rally In NYC To Celebrate High Court’s Ruling On DOMA

Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.

06/26/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NYC Woman At Center Of DOMA Case Hopeful Outcome Is ‘Going To Be Good’

Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

03/27/2013

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013

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

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

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Many NYC Starbucks Locations About To Put An End To ‘Squatters’

They’re called Starbucks “squatters.” You know, those folks with their laptops who take all the seats and never seem to leave. But the coffee house giant has a plan brewing to fix that

08/05/2011