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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    ... they don’t have a problem with gay marriage, as ... Friberg/The New York ... skill of another historic ... “I’m talking about a legal ...
    10/29/2014 - 10:38 am | View Link
  • Thandeka on America’s New Spiritual Pioneers - Tikkun Magazine
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  • Clinton calls New York gay marriage vote "historic"
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the New York state legislature's vote to approve same-sex marriage was "historic" and upheld the basic rights of gay people. Clinton, speaking at an internal gay pride ...
    06/27/2011 - 8:51 am | View Link
  • New Yorkers Celebrate Historic Vote for Gay Marriage
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    06/25/2011 - 11:01 am | View Link
  • NYers celebrate historic vote for gay marriage
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    06/24/2011 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Gay marriage legal in New York State after Senate passes historic bill 33-29
    James Keivom/News Reactions inside the Stonewall Inn in the West Village Friday after passage of the New York Senate gay marriage ... Going into last night's vote, 31 senators were supporting the gay marriage bill - one shy of the 32 needed for passage.
    06/24/2011 - 7:42 pm | View Link
  • Historic Vote Makes Gay Marriage Legal in New York State
    The most surprising thing about Friday's vote by lawmakers in Albany to make New York America's sixth and largest state where gays can marry one another is not that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a patient display of vote-counting that would have impressed Lyndon ...
    06/24/2011 - 3:38 pm | View Link
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  • Same-sex marriage in New York
    On June 15, 2011, the New York State Assembly passed the Marriage Equality Act, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, by a margin of 80 to 63; this was a ...
    10/30/2014 - 2:04 pm | View Website
  • Same-sex marriage
    Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same sex. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a ...
    10/30/2014 - 7:16 am | View Website
  • Legal History Blog
    About a year ago, Nick Parrillo put up a guest post here that commenced, “The biggest obstacle to writing American legal history, in my view, is the dearth and ...
    10/30/2014 - 3:42 am | View Website
  • WallBuilders | Presenting America's forgotten history and ...
    David Barton's Christian American resource site, hosting historical documents, issue articles, and search resources. Also provides Barton's biography and calendar of ...
    10/29/2014 - 4:36 pm | View Website
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