The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as an employee, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
An Assembly panel has approved a measure that would ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.
The New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill banning licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.
The decision on the highly divisive issue came in Thursday evening.
“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.