CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo
 UN confirms Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday

Steven Goldstein

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Activist Steven Goldstein To Give Up Helm Of New Jersey Gay Rights Group

Gay rights activist Steven Goldstein is leaving his post at the helm of Garden State Equality, which he founded more than eight years ago.

01/02/2013

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Jersey Activists Hope Supreme Court Will Rule For Gay Marriage

Gay rights activists in New Jersey hope the U.S. Supreme Court will establish a constitutional right to gay marriage and end a prohibition in that state.

12/08/2012

High school students (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Schools Hold Second Annual ‘Week Of Respect’ To Combat Bullying

New Jersey schools have begun the second annual ‘Week Of Respect,’ where students are taught how to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying.

10/01/2012

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo credit: GettyImages)

Local Officials React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obama Health Care Law

The decision, which was handed down Thursday in Washington D.C., means that most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine.

06/28/2012

Dharun Ravi in court on Monday, May 21, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail, Probation In Rutgers Webcam Spy Case

In addition to the 30-day jail term and probation, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced the 20-year-old to 300 hours of community service.

05/21/2012

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

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

(credit: CBS 2)

Alternate Juror In Dharun Ravi Trial Opposed To Conviction

As an alternate, James Downey heard all the testimony but did not participate in deliberations.

03/18/2012

Dharun Ravi in court on Friday, March 16, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi Found Guilty In Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

In a split verdict, Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate who later committed suicide, has been found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation.

03/16/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Christie, Lawmakers Revising NJ Anti-Bullying Law

A state panel ruled it didn’t provide funding for school districts to implement the required changes. The revised proposal allows districts to be reimbursed for money they spend on anti-bullying training and staff.

03/08/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Gay Marriage Bill Passes New Jersey Senate, Heads To The Assembly

New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s insistence that he will veto such legislation.

02/13/2012

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

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Dems Bringing Gay Marriage To Top Of Agenda In NJ Leglislative Session

New Jersey Democrats have identified legalizing gay marriage as their top priority for the legislative session that starts Tuesday. It failed to pass when it was voted on two years ago.

01/09/2012

Gene Knox and Viki Knox sit down with CBS 2's Derricke Dennis. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Teacher’s Husband Defends Wife As Rally Is Held Condemning Alleged Anti-Gay Comments

For the first time, teacher Viki Knox and her husband, Gene, sat down for a CBS 2 exclusive over the firestorm that started it all.

10/18/2011