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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  • 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
    The amendment to Article 41 would be: "Marriage ... Legal protection can be amended or even revoked by a government. In addition, married couples are given rights specific to family, for issues such as taxation and social welfare. Why is this vote a ...
    05/22/2015 - 2:43 pm | View Link
  • Historic Vote in Ireland On Gay Marriage
    Legal ... marriage to a referendum: Slovenia and Croatia both had referendums. The results in both countries, however, was "no." It would be a historic event if Ireland voted "yes", becoming the first country to do so. In addition, many in Ireland see this ...
    05/22/2015 - 4:43 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
  • N.Y. Gay Marriage Vote May Have National Impact
    "Now that we've made it here, we'll make it everywhere," said prominent activist Evan Wolfson, who took up the cause of marriage equality as a law student three decades ago. With a historic vote ... Dean Skelos voted against gay marriage in New York ...
    06/25/2011 - 1:15 pm | View Link
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  • Gay Marriage New York City: Thousands Protest New Law
    Christians were among the thousands of New Yorkers that protested the new gay marriage law Sunday in a massive rally that spanned across four cities. Protesters ...
    08/3/2015 - 2:09 am | View Website
  • Same-sex marriage in New York
    The bill's passage was celebrated by gay rights supporters both in New York and nationwide. The New York Times responded with an editorial backing the law saying ...
    08/2/2015 - 5:41 pm | View Website
  • In historic decision, US Supreme Court rules in favor of ...
    The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay ...
    06/26/2015 - 1:10 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
  • 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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