“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”
In his acceptance speech, Mayor Bloomberg praised the President and Congress for winning the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military.
For Choi, there was a feeling of validation today as the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially became history.
Even though New York is one of the few states in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage, St. Sen. Daniel Squadron points out that the federal government still doesn’t.
Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it’s a moment in history.
New York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.
Same sex couples from out of state rarely come to Connecticut just to tie the knot. They tend to celebrate their marriage, hiring even planners to do it up big.
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