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.
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Winning the freedom to marry in New York is without a doubt a watershed moment for our country and our campaign.
In a historic late night vote -- the last vote of the legislative session, after years of failed efforts to align votes in both Assembly and the Senate, and on the eve of New York City pride -- the New York state Senate late Friday approved a marriage equity bill.
Update: As of 9:00 p.m. ET, the Senate is on a 15 minute break. When the Senate reconvenes, the marriage equality bill -- Senate Bill 5857 -- is expected to come out of the Rules Committee for a vote. Watch a live stream of the vote here.
Gay rights advocates from around the nation are watching and waiting on the New York state Senate to call for a vote on marriage equality tonight.
After many hours of deliberation and discussion over the past several weeks among the members, it has been decided that same sex marriage legislation will be brought to the full Senate for an up or down vote.
If you thought that Evangelicals had a monopoly on homophobia and religious bigotry, you were wrong. Check out this little diatribe, from Catholic Archbishop Timothy Doaln of New York.
The question still remains -- will the New York state Senate bring the marriage equality bill to the floor for a vote? The New York Times reports: The Cuomo administration and legislative leaders have reached agreement on language to protect religious institutions from obligations to...
President Barack Obama on Thursday evening told hundreds of supporters at his first ever fundraising event targeted to gay donors, that “we are all created equal” — but stopped short of endorsing marriage equality for same-sex couples.
In this video released today, activist group GetEqual calls on President Barack Obama to “evolve already” on the issue of marriage quality.
President Barack Obama will be in New York City on Thursday evening to attend a trio of fundraisers in a campaign swing through the state.
Reports out of the New York state capitol in Albany indicate that a vote in the state Senate on the marriage equality bill could come later this evening.
From Steven Thrasher at the Village Voice comes this insane interview with Rubén Díaz Sr., the lone Democrat in the New York State Senate standing in opposition to marriage equality for same-sex couples.
While the debate over marriage equality continues to rage in Albany, one legislator from Clinton County, New York, fears that an HIV epidemic will break out in the Empire State if gay couples are allowed to marry.
Finally, it seems like marriage equality in New York will see a vote today. The vote has been held up over wrangling on other issues and debate over language regarding religious exemptions in the bill.
A name has not yet been released, but sources close to those with the New York State Republican Conference have confirmed a thirty-second vote has been “secured” for the passage of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Marriage Equality Act, according to the Knickerbocker Ledger.