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
  • 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 MarriageFrance 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 MembersBoy 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
  • 2015 Nashvillians of the Year: How Abby Rubenfeld and Bill Harbison ... - Nashville Scene
    The vote was 5-4. Rubenfeld anxiously ... organization, Lambda Legal ... moms and gay dads who'd tried heterosexual marriage ... and married in ...
    11/25/2015 - 6:10 am | View Link
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  • Historic first same-sex marriage takes place in Ireland (PHOTOS)
    They met at The George, a famous gay nightclub in Dublin ... on a beach in Spain and they began planning their big day. Delighted with the Yes vote for marriage equality in May’s public referendum, it was still uncertain when the legislation would ...
    11/17/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Ireland Votes Yes To Legalize Gay Marriage In Historic Referendum
    Ireland is the first country to approve gay marriage in a popular national vote. Nineteen other countries ... In the 1970s and 1980s, Norris waged an often lonely two-decade legal fight to force Ireland to quash its Victorian-era laws outlawing homosexual ...
    05/23/2015 - 12:49 am | View Link
  • Historic Vote in Ireland On Gay Marriage
    Ireland could become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage ... vote. Polls are opened between 2 p.m. ET and close at 5 p.m. ET. Results will be known on Saturday. Civil partners are recognized by law but they do not have constitutional protection ...
    05/22/2015 - 4:43 am | View Link
  • High turnout as Ireland votes on historic gay referendum
    Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in ... called it the most important vote of his generation. Ireland has no system for mail-in voting, so Irish expatriates in London, New York, Bangkok and Nairobi planned weekend ...
    05/22/2015 - 1:20 am | View Link
  • Historic Senate vote clears way for gay marriage in state
    The vote ... marriage is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia. Seattle Times staff reporter Stephanie Kim contributed to this report. Information from The Associated Press and The Seattle ...
    02/1/2012 - 6:03 pm | View Link
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  • Read the US Supreme Court’s historic gay marriage decision ...
    Two women then resident in New York were married in a lawful ceremony in Ontario, Canada, in 2007. Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer returned to their home in New York City.
    11/27/2015 - 3:38 am | View Website
  • Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is Legal Nationwide
    Published June 26, 2015. By Moses Frenck. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning ruled that same-gender marriage is legal nationwide, giving a huge victory for gay ...
    11/27/2015 - 2:55 am | View Website
  • Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic ...
    Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling
    06/26/2015 - 10:04 am | View Website
  • It's Legal! Supreme Court Issues Historic Civil Rights ...
    It's Legal! Supreme Court Issues Historic Civil Rights Ruling Clearing the Way for Gay Marriage
    06/26/2015 - 9:42 am | View Website
  • Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide
    Extending the right to marry protects families and "without the recognition, stability, and predictability marriage offers, children suffer the stigma of ...
    06/26/2015 - 6:00 am | View Website
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