Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch told the Austin American-Statesman that the unidentified 32-year-old man first shook the governor’s hand Tuesday night before loudly telling him to “go to hell.”
The Pride March starts at noon at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and winds its way through Midtown to Greenwich Village.
Brendan Fay, founder of the St. Pat’s For All parade in Queens, said the vote also sends a message to the city’s larger Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
An openly gay New York City hotelier came under fire Monday for hosting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who opposes gay marriage.
Advocates rallied in Times Square Monday night in hopes of seeing same-sex marriage legalized nationwide, a day before the issue comes before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
Users of the New York-based dating site OKCupid were greeted with a protest message Tuesday, if they used Firefox to get to the site.
Bishop Martin McLee, who announced the decision, called on church officials to stop prosecuting other pastors for marrying same-sex couples. McLee leads the church’s New York district.
A spokeswoman for the Rev. Thomas Ogletree says he’ll be tried March 10 in Connecticut for violating the prohibition against officiating at gay weddings. Some clergy complained after his son’s wedding announcement appeared in The New York Times.
The freshman congressman will be the second member of Congress married to a same-sex partner. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., is also married. Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., became the first sitting member of Congress to marry his partner in 2012.
With gay marriage now legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have stopped their push to codify the details through a bill — saying it is not urgent to address whether religious-affiliated organizations should be exempt.
In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.
The weddings were planned after the state Supreme Court last week refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.
Same-sex couples were making plans this weekend to line up for marriage licenses, after the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that gay weddings must begin this coming Monday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration says a single judge shouldn’t be able to force the state to recognize gay marriage.