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 arrested a suspect in connection with a bias attack on a gay couple leaving a movie theater last month. [...]
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has charged a 22-year-old man with an anti-gay hate crime in the stabbing death of a man found under an elevated subway line in Queens. [...]
New Yorkers across the city voted to send a record number of LGBT candidates to the city council, electing three incumbents and three newcomers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. [...]
NEW YORK -- Lesbian city official and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn fell far short Tuesday of her goal to win at least a run-off spot in the New York City mayoral race’s Democratic primary. [...]
NEW YORK -- A judge in New York on Monday refused to dismiss a complaint by a former teacher at a Catholic school was fired after notifying school officials that he was transitioning from male to female. [...]
NEW YORK -- The candidates for New York City mayor blanketed television programs with commercials, gave interviews to nearly anyone holding a microphone and relied on old-fashioned retail politicking as they embarked on the frantic stretch run of the primary campaign. [...]
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. [...]
The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York. [...]
NEW YORK -- Hate crimes task force detectives were investigating Friday the death of a transgender woman who was assaulted last week on a New York City street and later died. [...]
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. [...]