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Queens beating victim Lou Rispoli (credit: Handout)

Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public’s Help Sought In Finding Suspects

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.

10/25/2012

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High New York State Court Refuses To Hear Challenge To Gay Marriage

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.

CBS New York–10/23/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Spend $500,000 In Support Of Gay Marriage In 3 States

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.

CBS New York–10/22/2012

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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Voters Head To The Polls In New York For Primary Day

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.

09/13/2012

Anti Chick-fil-A protestors hold signs outside a Chick-fil-A  fast food restaurant, in California. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Gay Rights Groups Stage ‘Kiss-In’ Demonstrations At Chick-fil-A Restaurants

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.

08/03/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg Joins Chick-Fil-A Debate, Strongly Disagrees With Boston, Chicago, San Fran Mayors

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.

07/27/2012

Colin Cunliffe, left, and Brewter Mccall, right, of Manhattan, celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NYC Marks 1 Year Of Gay Marriage

Officials estimate gay marriage has had an economic impact of $259 million on New York City alone during the past year.

07/24/2012

Dese'Rae Stage and Katie Marks (credit: Facebook)

Dese’Rae Stage & Katie Marks, Lesbian Couple Legally Married In New York, To Divorce

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.

06/26/2012

Jason Welker and Scott Everhart are married at Midtown Comics - New York, NY - Jun 20, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Gay Couple Ties Knot In NYC To Coincide With Marvel Comics Superhero’s Wedding

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.”

06/20/2012

Kameron Slade (credit: CBS 2)

Fifth Grader Will Be Allowed To Give Speech Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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.

06/15/2012

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.

05/17/2012

Jay-Z (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Gotham Gossipist: Jay-Z Supports Gay Marriage, Says ‘It’s Not About Votes’

“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.

05/16/2012

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.

05/10/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser at the Sheraton - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality 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.

05/09/2012

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