New York is the 11th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on July 26, 1788. Its largest city is New York City, the most populous city in the U.S.; its capital city is Albany.
Marriage Equality: Same-sex marriage became legal in New York on July 24, 2011, under the Marriage Equality Act, which was passed by the state Legislature on June 24, 2011 and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the same day.
For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.
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NEW YORK — The new York Police Department has released sketches of two suspects wanted in an anti-gay bias attack in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. [...]
NEW YORK — Police are investigating an alleged anti-gay bias attack in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, the latest in a spate of attacks on gay men in New York City over the past several months. [...]
NEW YORK -- A Bronx gang member has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a brutal beating and torture of a new recruit he thought was gay, and two other men in separate, gruesome assaults in October 2010. [...]
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. — A northern New York school district has agreed to a series of measures to combat bullying as part of a settlement of a former student's anti-gay bias lawsuit. [...]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An appeals court has overturned the hate crime conviction of a central New York man in the 2009 slaying of a transgender woman, ruling that jury verdicts in the case were contradictory. [...]
NEW YORK -- New York City bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday in a protest against Russia's crackdown on the gay community. [...]
NEW YORK -- To protest recent anti-gay laws passed in Russia, two dozen gay rights activists gathered in front of the Russian Consulate in New York City on Wednesday to pour bottles of Russian vodka in the street to demonstrate how they are boycotting the purchase of Russian products. [...]
NEW YORK -- A judge in New York on Tuesday ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the suspect charged with murdering a gay man in New York City’s Greenwich Village in what authorities say was an anti-gay hate crime. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]