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Cuomo calls on N.Y. legislature to outlaw gender identity discrimination

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability. In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant ...

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N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo unveils plan to end AIDS epidemic

Monday, June 30, 2014
Andrew Cuomo
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state can end its three-decade HIV crisis by the year 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as he announced an ambitious plan to deliver a knockout blow to the epidemic by boosting testing, reducing new infections and expanding treatment. The governor said the state is aiming to reduce new HIV diagnoses to 750 by the end...

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Cuomo gives GOP senator who voted for N.Y. marriage equality $90K job

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
James Alesi
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given a former Republican senator who was a key to the legalization of gay marriage a $90,000-a-year job in a move a religious conservative group called payback for the critical vote.

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N.Y. to issue refunds to married same-sex spouses forced to pay estate tax

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Same-sex spouses forced to pay high New York estate taxes upon the death of their partner will get refunds from the state.

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GOP lawmaker who supported gay marriage defeated in New York primary

Friday, September 28, 2012
Roy McDonald
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State Sen. Roy McDonald, one of four GOP lawmakers who voted to legalize same-sex marriage last year, was narrowly defeated in his primary race, and said he won't campaign as an Independent in the general election, and will instead back his former primary opponent.

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Opponents of same-sex marriage file suit to overturn NY marriage equality law

Monday, July 25, 2011
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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, N.Y. -- A so-called christian family values group has filed a legal challenge seeking to overturn New York's same-sex marriage law less than twenty four hours after it took effect yesterday. The group -- New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, led by Reverend Jason...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issues proclamation: Day to Commemorate Marriage Equality

Saturday, July 23, 2011
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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo -- who just 30 days ago signed the state's Marriage Equality Act into law -- on Sunday morning, issued an Executive Proclamation, declaring July 24, 2011 as a "Day to Commemorate Marriage Equality" in the Empire State.

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Countdown to Midnight: New York same-sex couples prepare to say ‘I Do’

Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples in New York will say "I Do" on Sunday, as the state's Marriage Equality Act takes effect in just one hour.

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Group advises NY town clerks it’s OK to discriminate in the name of Jesus

Monday, July 18, 2011
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The Alliance Defense Fund is coming to the aid of New York city and town clerks, advising them that it’s perfectly legal to discriminate against gay couples when issuing marriage licenses, because state statute requires New York employers “accommodate sincerely held religious beliefs.”

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Vatican adviser: Cuomo should be denied Communion for supporting gay marriage

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Edward Peters
A theology professor in Detroit and senior adviser to the Vatican has blasted New York's Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo, for supporting marriage equality, and suggested that Cuomo be punished by being denied Holy Communion.

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