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 roomCollins' 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 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
  • Most denominations wary of Boy Scouts' decision on gay leaders - Christian Examiner
    Why the Boy Scouts will be a campaign issue in 2016 - Washington Post
    07/28/2015 - 2:28 pm | View Link
  • Baptist leaders: Boy Scouts' vote may diminish numbers - Florida Baptist Witness
    ... national ban on gay ... away from their historic ... The vote occurred during a July 27 ... have no alternative." Legal ... leave the ...
    07/28/2015 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • Boy Scouts of America Expected to End Long-Standing Ban of Gay Troop ... - Vanity Fair
    Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay leaders - Sacramento Bee
    07/26/2015 - 6:56 am | View Link
  • Trail Life USA, alternative to Boy Scouts, warns churches before BSA ... - Christian Examiner
    BSA's formal vote next Monday to accept gay adult ... form of a lengthy legal ... decision declaring same-sex marriage a ... scout leaders in ...
    07/24/2015 - 11:57 am | View Link
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  • Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling
    “I feel like the supreme court ... gay marriage was a constitutional right. Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who successfully argued the Doma case, said “there is nothing” in Friday’s ruling that she was concerned about that could lead to major legal ...
    06/26/2015 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • Ireland Votes ‘Yes’ To Legalizing Same Sex Marriage In Historic Referendum
    Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by national vote ... gay and lesbian couples to get married. This would mean that Ireland’s constitution would change so marriages between two people would be legal ...
    05/23/2015 - 7:50 am | 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
  • 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 - 9:00 pm | 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
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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 ...
    08/29/2015 - 9:27 pm | View Website
  • Same-sex marriage in the United States
    In the United States, same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide since June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v.
    08/29/2015 - 3:50 pm | 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 - 10:18 am | View Website
  • Celebrities React to Gay Marriage Vote in Ireland : People.com
    Celebrities React to Ireland's Historic Gay Marriage Vote: 'The Pure Joy of It'
    05/23/2015 - 10:58 am | View Website
  • Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in ...
    Supporters celebrated a historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage on Saturday in Dublin. Aidan Crawley/European Pressphoto Agency “Today Ireland made ...
    05/23/2015 - 8:07 am | View Website
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