Two days after hundreds of thousands of customers attended “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” gay rights activists planned “kiss-in” demonstrations at Chick-fil-A restaurants to protest the fast-food chain owner’s opposition to same-sex unions.
The popular chicken chain is in hot oil right now after making headlines not for its food, but its owner’s staunch opposition to same-sex marriage.
Officials estimate gay marriage has had an economic impact of $259 million on New York City alone during the past year.
Just a few days shy of their one year anniversary as a legally married couple, Dese’Rae Stage and Katie Marks have announced their plans for divorce.
Architect Jason Welker and health care worker Scott Everhart were wed at Midtown Comics on Wednesday, and their wedding was linked to one in the pages of Marvel’s “Astonishing X-Men.”
The school’s principal barred Kameron Slade from delivering the speech in front of a school-wide assembly, saying it was inappropriate. Instead, he delivered a speech Friday about animal cruelty.
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.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay-Z said, referencing the fact that same-sex marriage is not recognized nationwide.
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.
Nearly one year after New York became the sixth state in the U.S. to legally recognize same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality.
Quinn’s office confirmed that the speaker will marry Kim Catullo on May 19. No other details of the wedding were made available, though her office said it would be a private ceremony.
Dolan said he and other Catholic leaders “feel a responsibility to speak up for the baby in the womb.” He said Cuomo listened attentively, but gave them “no assurances.”
The state’s Legislature gave final approval to the bill on Thursday, with the Assembly voting in favor 42-33. Christie and other Republicans want same-sex marriage to be decided by public vote, but Democrats say it’s a civil right protected by the Constitution.
Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.
Stephanie Figarelle wore a simple black suit and Lela McArthur wore a white silk gown as the two exchanged vows Tuesday at the Empire State Building. It’s the first same-sex ceremony at the landmark.