Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal In New York State

Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal in New York State

The passage makes New York the most populous state in the Union to legalize same-sex marriages -- despite Libertarian warnings from an Archbishop

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    Now that Jason Collins has made history as the first active player in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay, the 7-foot center is facing another big step.... More
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    The passage of the “marriage for all” law came after months of sometimes angry debate and a series of major protests. More
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  • Boy Scouts Move to Lift Ban on Gay MembersBoy Scouts Move to Lift Ban on Gay Members
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  • The 'highest, hardest glass ceiling': Women reflect on Hillary Clinton's historic moment
    Because Pettijohn’s mother, the only female attorney in her New York law firm, was called “Julie” by the ... Clinton, she said, is too liberal on the social issues that matter most to her, gay marriage and abortion rights. Growing up in San Antonio ...
    07/28/2016 - 11:09 pm | View Link
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    07/20/2016 - 1:09 pm | View Link
  • Same sex marriage wins historic vote in Northern Ireland
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    11/4/2015 - 6:04 am | View Link
  • Historic Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal Across Country
    Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York's Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement ... to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, including territories. Married same-sex couples will now enjoy the same legal rights and benefits ...
    06/26/2015 - 3:06 am | View Link
  • High turnout as Ireland votes on historic gay referendum
    O Riordain, 38, called it the most important vote of his generation. Ireland has no system for mail-in voting, so Irish expatriates in London, New York ... gay marriage, rather than travel to a country where the practice is already legal.
    05/22/2015 - 1:02 am | View Link
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  • State-by-State History of Banning and ...
    Details about which states had legalized or banned gay marriage before the US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
    07/23/2016 - 11:32 pm | View Website
  • Gay marriage
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    07/23/2016 - 9:49 am | View Website
  • Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?
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    07/22/2016 - 9:39 pm | View Website
  • How Gay Marriage Won in the U.S. Supreme Court
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    07/22/2016 - 3:09 am | View Website
  • In historic decision, Court strikes down state bans on ...
    Posted in Obergefell v. Hodges, Featured, Merits Cases, Plain English / Cases Made Simple. Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, In historic decision, Court ...
    07/21/2016 - 5:15 pm | View Website
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