Same Sex Marriage

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases This Week

Tuesday will mark the moment thousands of couples across the Tri-State Area and the entire nation have been waiting for. The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on two cases that could define what marriage is.

03/25/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

LGBT Activists Hope Booker Will Run For N.J. Governor

The LGBT community in New Jersey is hoping Newark Mayor Cory Booker will make a run for governor.

11/25/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Seeks Apology From Rabbi Who Says Sandy ‘God’s Response To NY Gay Marriage’

On the eve of Election Day, opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland are blaming the destruction of Hurricane Sandy on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hefty donations in support of Maryland marriage equality.

11/05/2012

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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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over the wedding of Jonathan Mintz (L), the city's consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt (2nd R), a chief adviser to the mayor, along with their daughters Maeve (L) and Georgia at Gracie Mansion. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Donates $250,000 To Support Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is.

10/12/2012

Newark Archbishop John Myers (credit: rcan.org)

Newark Archbishop: Catholics Who Support Gay Marriage Should Not Receive Holy Communion

The leader of more than 1 million Roman Catholics in northern New Jersey is urging parishioners to vote “in defense of marriage and life.”

09/25/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

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

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Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn’t Belong In Politics

What was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.

07/26/2012

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

LGBT Pride March (Credit: CBS 2)

43rd LGBT Pride March Takes Manhattan By Storm With Full Slate Of Festivities

It’s a day for pride in Manhattan. The 43rd LGBT Pride March — also known as the Heritage of Pride March and the Gay Pride Parade — began at noon at 5th Avenue and 36th Street.

06/24/2012

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

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