Rispoli’s friend and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said Rispoli was not robbed in the attack, and urged anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward. Police have not yet determined a motive for the attack.
The fight over gay marriage rights in the state of New York is officially over, after the state’s highest court refused to hear a challenge by opponents.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that he will spend $500,000 of his personal fortune on campaigns to legalize gay marriage in Maine, Minnesota and Washington state, so as to help the campaigns raise an equal amount.
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.
More than 20 Assembly seats and four Senate seats are up for grabs. There is also an unusual number of contests without incumbents because more than 20 of 150 Assembly members and four of 62 senators have retired or resigned this term.
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.