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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  • Collins' big test will be walking into locker room
    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
  • NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay
    NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay. More
  • France Approves Same-Sex Marriage
    The passage of the “marriage for all” law came after months of sometimes angry debate and a series of major protests. More
  • Leaders of Boy Scouts endorse allowing gay boys but not adults
    Top officials of the Boy Scouts of America unanimously recommend allowing gay boys into the ranks of the organization but excluding gay adults as leaders. Top officials of the Boy Scouts of America have unanimously recommended allowing gay boys into the ranks of one of the nation's oldest and most traditional youth groups while continuing to exclude homosexual adults as leaders. More
  • Boy Scouts Move to Lift Ban on Gay Members
    Officials of the Boy Scouts of America said Friday that they propose ending their ban on openly gay scouts but continuing to bar gay adults from serving as leaders. The decision, which follows years of heated controversy within the organization and growing outside criticism, must be approved by the roughly 1,400 voting members of the Scouts’ National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20. More
  • Germany celebrates first gay wedding after historic vote
    after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise vote in Parliament three ...
    10/2/2017 - 1:55 am | View Link
  • Twitter Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Legalization In Germany Following Historic Parliament Vote
    Same-sex marriage is now recognized in 23 countries worldwide. Read: Is Gay Marriage Legal In UK? Scottish Episcopal Church Votes To Allow Same-Sex Marriage According to the New York Times ... the opportunity to "vote their conscience," even as she ...
    06/30/2017 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • Germany votes to quash 50,000 historic gay sex convictions
    “More than two decades after article 175 was finally wiped from the books, this stain on democratic Germany’s legal history has been removed ... that Germany’s parliament will not vote on same-sex marriage, despite an overwhelming majority ...
    06/22/2017 - 11:40 am | View Link
  • Caitlyn Jenner celebrates as pride parades are held across America after historic gay marriage ruling
    CAITLYN JENNER has joined thousands of gay rights supporters as they gathered in New York City for the annual ... referendum last month to legalise gay marriage — becoming the first nation to do so by popular vote — many marchers said the US Supreme ...
    06/28/2015 - 9:09 am | View Link
  • ‘Love wins’ at Bangor Pride Festival after historic marriage ruling
    When they would stop at rest areas along the way, they used to wonder, “Would we be legal here ... since 2012 — the first state in the country to legalize gay marriage through popular vote. “Without yesterday’s vote, all these ‘Love Wins!’
    06/27/2015 - 7:09 am | View Link
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  • Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?
    Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.
    11/14/2017 - 12:42 pm | View Website
  • Same-sex marriage in the United States
    In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in all states, Washington, D.C., as well as all U.S. territories except American Samoa, but not on all Native ...
    11/13/2017 - 3:18 am | View Website
  • Obergefell v. Hodges
    Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) (/ ˈ oʊ b ər ɡ ə f ɛ l / OH-bər-gə-fel), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court ...
    11/12/2017 - 9:17 am | View Website
  • Gay Marriage Timeline
    1983 - 'Spousal' Rights of Same-Sex Couples Becomes an Issue "Karen Thompson's eight year struggle for legal guardianship of her lover Sharon Kowalski, begins when a ...
    11/11/2017 - 11:23 pm | View Website
  • Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right ...
    In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the court ruled, 5-4, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
    10/24/2017 - 9:28 am | View Website
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