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Venue owners appeal fine for denying lesbian couple wedding

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Robert Gifford looks on as his wife Cynthia speaks to reporters on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. The Giffords, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. The state's Division of Human Rights ruled that the business violated New York's anti-discrimination law and fined them $13,000. They are appealing the ruling.
Owners of a wedding venue -- fined $13,000 for violating the New York's anti-discrimination law -- feel they should be allowed to follow their faith. ...

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SUNY board calls for diversity officers on every campus

Sunday, September 13, 2015
The board has approved new data collection where students who register can voluntarily self-identify their sexual orientation, gender identity and other status. ...

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N.Y. venue pays fine for refusing to host lesbian couple’s wedding, files appeal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A rural New York wedding venue's owners have paid a $13,000 fine for refusing to host a lesbian couple's wedding, and have since stopped booking marriage ceremonies while their case is appealed. Liberty Ridge Farm's owners, citing ...

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GOP-led N.Y. Senate blocks reparative therapy ban, transgender protections

Sunday, June 22, 2014
New York state capitol in Albany.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state Senate adjourned Friday without calling a vote on two LGBT-related bills passed by the Assembly -- one that would ban reparative therapy for minors, and another that would have added gender identity to ...

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New Yorkers rally in Albany to urge Senate to support marriage equality

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
An estimated 1,000 gay-rights advocates rallied at the New York state capitol in Albany on Monday, hoping to convince the Republican-controlled Senate to legalize same-sex marriage this year. ...

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