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Opinion: No WAY Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

If there's one thing we know about President Obama, it's that this is not a man to take risks with his political life. He's been "evolving" on gay marriage for years now but there's no way he'll fully become man before the election.

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New Jersey News

NJ Gov Wants Gay Marriage on the Ballot

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a same-sex marriage bill the same day Gov. Chris Christie vowed to veto it, saying he supports putting the issue on the ballot.

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DHS Deportation Guides Leave Questions for Gay Binationals

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.

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WNYC News

AG Schneiderman Joins Defense of Marriage Act Court Challenge

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined the court challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act — known as DOMA — that denies married gay couples federal benefits.

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WNYC News

Photo Essay | Wedding Album: Same-Sex Nuptials in the Bronx

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples across the five boroughs took the plunge Sunday, becoming the first people to take advantage of the state's new law, allowing same-sex marriage. We spent time with a few pairs of newlyweds in the Bronx.

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Look | Same-Sex Couples Say 'I Do' on First Day of Gay Marriage

Sunday, July 24, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds of same-sex couples in New York were expected to wed by the end of Sunday — the first day gay marriage became legal in the state. In New York City, happy couples lined up outside the clerk's office in Lower Manhattan.

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WNYC News

Same-Sex Couples Line Up for Sunday Weddings

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hundreds of same-sex couples signed up to be married in New York on Sunday — the first day gay marriage is legal in the state. And none of the 823 couples who entered a lottery to get married on Sunday will be turned away, city officials said.

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Opinion: Outside of Liberal States, Gay Marriage Supporters Must Bide Their Time

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Being a stalwart supporter of gay marriage does not change the fact that is has no chance of passing in most states right now. The only choice available is whether gay rights activists choose to let same sex couples in many states go without a long list of rights because they want everything now - or nothing at all.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Takeaway

Opinion: Opposed to Marriage, Same-Sex or Otherwise

Friday, July 22, 2011

This weekend, gay couples in the state of New York will begin legally tying the knot. While most gay rights supporters have been vocally celebrating this milestone, there are others who don’t see legal same-sex marriage as a triumph. 

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WNYC News

Many Same-Sex Couples Avoid Gay Marriages Over Legal, Personal Concerns

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thousands of same-sex couples in New York State will be diving into wedding preparations in the months to come, but amid the historic celebrations there will also be another group: same-sex couples who are choosing not to get married. For them, there are plenty of good reasons – legal, financial and personal – they won't ever say "I do."

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Opinion: Giuliani's Moderate Stance on Gay Marriage Represent the GOP's Future

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

So one wonders whether the GOP will eventually turn back, and begin to accept those who are tolerant and supportive of gay rights, or whether they'll continue to go off into eventual obsolescence.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Takeaway

The Trickle-Up Economics of Gay Marriage

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last month, New York State passed the Marriage Equality Act and became the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage. And starting this Sunday, July 24, gay partners can marry, with an estimated 66,524 couples expected to wed in New York over the next three years. This historic event will have impact beyond the issue of civil rights: Gay couples will see a variety of financial changes, too. If trickle-down economics is about the impact of economic policy on the individual, then this is the trickle-up economics of gay marriage–how a decision two people make willchange insurance, taxes, businesses, state revenues, and economic policy.

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The Takeaway

The Economic Trickle-Up of Gay Marriage

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beginning on July 24, New York will be the sixth and largest state in which same-sex couples can marry. This historic event will have impacts beyond the issue of civil rights — gay couples will see changes in benefits, insurance coverage, and taxes. If trickle-down economics is about the impact of economic policy on the individual, then this segment is about the trickle-up economics of gay marriage — how the decisions that people make, couple by couple, will affect insurance, taxes, businesses, state revenues, and economic policy.

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This Week's Agenda: Dodd-Frank Anniversary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, and Gay Marriage in New York

Monday, July 18, 2011

This week marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Bill into law. A key component of that bill was the establishment of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which will open its doors on Thursday. Yesterday, Obama announced Elizabeth Warren — the progressive icon who was charged with setting up the CFPB — will not be heading the new agency. In other news, the first legal same-sex marriages will take place in New York next weekend, and the nation's biggest banks will release their latest quarterly earnings statements.

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WNYC News

Businesses Court Gay Couples With Same-Sex Wedding Packages

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wedding planners, hotels and restaurants have started appealing to the gay community — offering discounts on wedding packages to same-sex couples in anticipation of the uptick in nuptials after the gay marriage bill goes into effect July 24. 

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Operavore

When is Sexual Orientation Relevant to Opera?

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In light of New York's legalization of gay marriage and Opera North's operatic meltdown, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti examines the crossroads of sexual politics and classical music through both composers and source materials.

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WNYC News

Online Altar Opens for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Same-sex couples can begin the application process for marriage licenses online Tuesday.

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Nadia Sirota

Engaygment Party

Monday, July 04, 2011

In recognition of New York becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, we present a celebration of gay and lesbian composers. On tap are works by Corey Dargel, Meredith Monk and Eve Beglarian, among others.

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Opinion: Gay Marriage - It Doesn't 'Get Better' On Its Own

Friday, July 01, 2011

An increasing number of Senators are calling more vocally for the repeal of DOMA, the federal law that stands as one of the greatest obstacles to marriage equality. There are leaders—advocates, elected, citizens—who are working to ensure that "It Gets Better" is more than a phrase. Yet, President Obama, it seems, isn't ready to be one of those leaders.

Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Domestic Partnerships

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Professor of law and Director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia, Katherine Franke, will discuss what happens to domestic partnerships - both straight and gay - now that gay marriage is legal in New York.

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