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Da'onna Johnson and Amanda Johnson kiss after marrying - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Poll: New Jerseyans Still Split On Gay Marriage

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.

05/17/2012

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for commencement ceremonies at Barnard College May 14, 2012 in New York. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Delivers Commencement Speech At Barnard College, Attends Chelsea Fundraiser

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.

05/14/2012

Marchers hold signs thanking Governor Andrew Cuomo for keeping his campaign promise and legalizing Same-Sex Marriage during the 2011 NYC LGBT Pride March on the streets of Manhattan on June 26, 2011. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Rips North Carolina Marriage Amendment

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.

05/13/2012

Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village, watch a news report that shows President Barack Obama saying that same-sex couples should be able to get married on May 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mixed National Reaction To President Obama’s Endorsement Of Gay Marriage

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.

05/10/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser at the Sheraton - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality 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.

05/09/2012

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Gov. Christie Makes Good On Promise, Vetoes N.J.’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill

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.

02/17/2012

New Jersey State Assembly

N.J. Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill; Heads To Gov. Christie For Expected Veto

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.

02/16/2012

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NJ Assembly Panel To Hear Testimony On Gay Marriage Bill

The bill would eliminate civil unions, which critics say do not provide equal treatment to same-sex couples

02/02/2012

Hearing on gay marriage at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 24, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Senate Panel OKs Gay Marriage Bill; Gov. Christie Vows To Veto

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.

01/24/2012

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Report: NJ Democrats To Bring Gay Marriage Bill To Legislature

New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.

01/07/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The 11 Most Talked About Stories Of 2011

From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.

12/26/2011

Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the City Clerk's Office - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples Face

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.

08/16/2011

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie (credit: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie Are ‘Just Friends’ In Response To Online Marriage Petition

Sesame Street responds to those who think that puppet roommates Bert and Ernie should get married.

08/11/2011

Francisco Fuertes and Patrick Simeone were married in North Hempstead, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Lawsuit Filed To Overturn New York’s Gay Marriage Law

The lawsuit, filed Monday, claims the state Senate violated its own procedures and the state’s open meetings law when the bill was approved last month.

07/25/2011

Mayor Bloomberg officiates at same-sex wedding of John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz (credit: WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Officiates At Same-Sex Wedding Of 2 Staff Members Sunday

Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt tied the knot after being together for 14 years. Their daughters Maeve, 8, and Georgia, 6, were witnesses and ring bearers.

07/24/2011

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