Same Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village

Crowds Rally In NYC To Celebrate High Court’s Ruling On DOMA

Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.

06/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Christie Says He’d Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill A Second Time

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he would veto a same-sex marriage bill again.

06/26/2013

Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Provision, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.

06/26/2013

St. Sen. Barbara Buono and Gov. Chris Christie (credits: Barbara Buono for NJ, Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Buono’s Openly Lesbian Daughter Blasts Christie For Marriage Stance

The openly lesbian daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

06/24/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal: Gay And Lesbian Couples Have Right To Happiness, But Not Marriage

At the end of a week in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered two landmark cases, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said in interviews this Easter Sunday that gay and lesbian couples have a right to “happiness” and “friendship,” but not marriage.

03/31/2013

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ACLU Makes New Push For Gay Marriage In New Jersey

A new executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken up a new push to legalize gay marriage.

03/30/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NYC Woman At Center Of DOMA Case Hopeful Outcome Is ‘Going To Be Good’

Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

03/27/2013

Youths hold banners during a vigil organized by the School Without Walls GSA in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on March 25, 2013 (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of California Same-Sex Marriage Case

They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and slogans their conflicting views about the cutting-edge question before the justices.

03/26/2013

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

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