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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  • 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
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  • Australian Same-Sex Marriage Rally Draws Record Crowd Ahead Of Historic Vote
    Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration ... Though the postal ballot is non-binding, a “yes” vote is expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage which could further fracture the government of ...
    09/12/2017 - 1:26 am | View Link
  • Twitter Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Legalization In Germany Following Historic Parliament Vote
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    06/30/2017 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • Caitlyn Jenner celebrates as pride parades are held across America after historic gay marriage ruling
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  • ‘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
  • 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 - 3:11 am | View Link
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  • News 12 Westchester
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    09/17/2017 - 1:40 pm | View Website
  • Defense of Marriage Act
    The issue of legal recognition of same-sex marriage attracted mainstream attention infrequently until the 1980s. A sympathetic reporter heard several gay men raise ...
    09/17/2017 - 11:45 am | View Website
  • Harvard Law's Michael Klarman on gay-marriage litigation ...
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    09/17/2017 - 6:23 am | View Website
  • Same-sex marriage in the United States
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    09/16/2017 - 5:34 am | View Website
  • Gay Marriage is Legal! Top Destination Wedding Spots for ...
    The United States is the 21st country in the world to allow same-sex marriage in every jurisdiction. In May, Ireland made history by becoming the first ...
    09/15/2017 - 3:34 am | View Website
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