Same Sex Marriage
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.
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.
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.
The Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival took place on 37th Street in Jackson Height on Sunday. Newlywed Christine Quinn marched in the parade, as did the cast of the hit Broadway show “Wicked.”
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to marry girlfriend Kim Catullo this Saturday.
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.
Obama delivered a commencement speech at Barnard College. Evan Wolfson, president and founder of Freedom To Marry, was also being honored at the commencement ceremony.
Mayor Bloomberg has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, he recently promoted his view on the issue during a commencement speech at UNC Chapel Hill.
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.
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.
The state’s Legislature gave final approval to the bill on Thursday, with the Assembly voting in favor 42-33. Christie and other Republicans want same-sex marriage to be decided by public vote, but Democrats say it’s a civil right protected by the Constitution.
Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.
The bill would eliminate civil unions, which critics say do not provide equal treatment to same-sex couples
The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.
New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.