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New York

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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NYPD makes arrest in Chelsea hate crime attack on two gay men

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WABCMichael Felenchak (left) and Peter Nortman after the attack.
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. [...]

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Man charged with murder in anti-gay hate crime in Queens

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
NYPD Homicide 115 Precinct, NY PostSteven Torres arrested by NYPD officers.
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. [...]

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LGBT city council candidates score historic wins in NYC election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Carlos Menchaca
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. [...]

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Quinn falls short in bid to become first female, first LGBT mayor of New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WCBS-TVChristine Quinn concedes Democratic Mayoral Primary. Her wife, Kim Catullo (left) is at her side.
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. [...]

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Judge rejects motion by Catholic school that fired transgender teacher

Monday, September 9, 2013
Marla Krolikowski
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. [...]

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NYC mayoral hopefuls begin final campaign sprint to Tuesday’s primary

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Mary Altaffer, APNew York City Democratic mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn greets a voter during a campaign stop in the Bronx borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
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. [...]

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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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NY Times endorses Christine Quinn as Democratic choice for mayor of New York

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Christine Quinn
The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York. [...]

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Transgender woman dies after brutal assault in Harlem

Friday, August 23, 2013
via: LinkedInIslan Nettles
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. [...]

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NYPD releases sketches of two men sought in anti-gay hate crime

Friday, August 16, 2013
The NYPD released these sketches of individuals wanted in connection with Tuesday's anti-gay assault.
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. [...]

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