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Stop-and-Frisk

LGBT groups urge N.Y. city council to defend ban on ‘stop and frisk’ policy

Monday, July 29, 2013
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen national and international LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday urged New York City legislators to defend legislation banning police profiling against a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying the infamous "stop-and-frisk policy" unfairly targets LGBT people of color. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg pledges additional $500,000 to support marriage equality campaigns

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that he'll spend another $500,000 of his personal fortune to support marriage equality campaigns in Maine, Minnesota and Washington state in an effort to help the campaigns raise an equal amount. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg’s Super PAC will support marriage equality initiatives

Thursday, October 18, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the creation of his own “super PAC” to direct millions of dollars in donations to elect candidates from both parties who he believes will "focus on problem solving" and support policy issues such as legalizing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland marriage equality campaign

Friday, October 12, 2012
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has taken his support of same-sex marriage national by donating $250,000 to support the Maryland ballot initiative aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down DOMA.

New York City latest to call on Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

Thursday, July 26, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have joined the growing choir of individuals calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg blasts N.C. gay marriage ban during commencement address

Sunday, May 13, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday, delivering the commencement address at the University of North Carolina, blasted the state over its approval of a constitutional ban on same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
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More than 80 U.S. mayors pledge support for marriage equality (Video)

Friday, January 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- "Freedom to Marry," a New York-based marriage equality advocacy organization, on Friday announced a bipartisan coalition of more than 80 mayors from across the U.S. who have publicly stated their support for marriage equality for LGBT citizens, and their intention to work toward that goal. [ Read more → ]
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Countdown to Midnight: New York same-sex couples prepare to say ‘I Do’

Saturday, July 23, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]
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NYC announces marriage lottery ahead of demand for Sunday ceremonies

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
New York City will hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on first day that the state's Marriage Equality Act takes effect, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg makes good on promise: Pro-gay marrige GOP Senators rewarded

Thursday, July 14, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rewarded four Republican state senators who voted for the state's Marriage Equality Act with significant campaign contributions. [ Read more → ]
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Fate of marriage equality in New York rests with eight undecided Senators

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The fate of marriage equality in New York rests with a small group of undecided state Senators — if and when a bill comes to the Senate floor for a vote — according to a survey by Gannett’s Albany news bureau. [ Read more → ]
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the case for marriage equality

Thursday, May 26, 2011
In a passionate and sweeping address on Thursday at Cooper Union, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his case for why the State Legislature must vote on same-sex marriage before the legislative session ends in June. [ Read more → ]
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New York state lawmaker seeks to repeal recognition of legal same-sex unions

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A New York state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would void recognition of gay marriages performed in other states, and said voters in his southwest Brooklyn district "don't really give a rat's ass about social issues." [caption id="attachment_24592" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Martin Golden"][/caption] The bill sponsored... [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg, Quinn pressure NY GOP state Senators to support marriage equality

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were in Albany on Tuesday, and lobbied Republican State Senators pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Bronx gang members taken into custody following anti-gay attacks.

Eight gang members in custody in brutal NYC anti-gay hate crimes

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Eight members of the Latin King Goonies, a Bronx, NY street gang are in custody, after they allegedly beat and tortured a new recruit they thought was gay, and two other men in separate, gruesome assaults earlier this week. [ Read more → ]
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