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

| Sunday, June 22, 2014
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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 the state's non-discrimination laws.

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N.Y. Senate adjourns without considering transgender protections bill

| Saturday, June 22, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state Senate adjourned early Saturday morning without taking a vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit.

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New York marriage equality coalition plans rally at state capitol in Albany

| Monday, June 20, 2011
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A New York state Senate vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage has been pushed back at least another day as the debate continues over religious exemptions, while hundreds of demonstrators on Monday rallied for and against the measure at the state capitol in Albany.

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New Yorkers United for Marriage new television ad: The Blumenthal’s story

| Monday, June 6, 2011
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New Yorkers United for Marriage continues its statewide TV campaign in support of marriage equality. In this new television commercial, Iris and Paul Blumenthal talk about wanting to see their son, and his partner of 11 years, be able to walk down the aisle.

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Gay rights advocates unite efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in New York

| Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Gay-rights advocates in New York state announced Wednesday the formation of a new coalition to revive efforts towards legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire state.

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