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Dharun Ravi in court on Monday, May 21, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail, Probation In Rutgers Webcam Spy Case

In addition to the 30-day jail term and probation, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced the 20-year-old to 300 hours of community service.


Da'onna Johnson and Amanda Johnson kiss after marrying - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Poll: New Jerseyans Still Split On Gay Marriage

New Jersey is the only state in the Tri-State Area without gay marriage, and a new poll shows people are still split on the issue, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.


Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village, watch a news report that shows President Barack Obama saying that same-sex couples should be able to get married on May 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mixed National Reaction To President Obama’s Endorsement Of Gay Marriage

Americans are reacting with joy, scorn and indifference after President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to endorse equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.


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Alternate Juror In Dharun Ravi Trial Opposed To Conviction

As an alternate, James Downey heard all the testimony but did not participate in deliberations.


Dharun Ravi in court on Friday, March 16, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi Found Guilty In Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

In a split verdict, Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate who later committed suicide, has been found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation.


New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Christie, Lawmakers Revising NJ Anti-Bullying Law

A state panel ruled it didn’t provide funding for school districts to implement the required changes. The revised proposal allows districts to be reimbursed for money they spend on anti-bullying training and staff.


New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Gay Marriage Bill Passes New Jersey Senate, Heads To The Assembly

New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s insistence that he will veto such legislation.


Hearing on gay marriage at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 24, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Gay Rights Advocates: Marriage Equality In New Jersey Will Take Time

Gay marriage proponents expect same-sex couples will be allowed to wed in New Jersey, eventually.



NJ Pol Charles Mainor: Friend Added ‘Gaybirds’ To Facebook Post

New Jersey politician Charles Mainor has apologized for a Facebook post that referred to the Philadelphia Eagles as “gaybirds” and the Dallas Cowboys as “cowgirls.”


Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Dems Bringing Gay Marriage To Top Of Agenda In NJ Leglislative Session

New Jersey Democrats have identified legalizing gay marriage as their top priority for the legislative session that starts Tuesday. It failed to pass when it was voted on two years ago.


Gene Knox and Viki Knox sit down with CBS 2's Derricke Dennis. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Teacher’s Husband Defends Wife As Rally Is Held Condemning Alleged Anti-Gay Comments

For the first time, teacher Viki Knox and her husband, Gene, sat down for a CBS 2 exclusive over the firestorm that started it all.


Tyler Clementi - Photo: CBS

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Signs Anti-Bullying Law

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an anti-bullying bill that gay rights advocates say is the toughest law of its kind in the nation.