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Justice Ginsburg Officiates at Kennedy Center Chief's Wedding

Monday, September 02, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman and Race; Birth of the McWrap; Group Singing

Friday, July 12, 2013

As marriage week wraps up, hear what straight married people can learn from gay couples. Liza Mundy, contributor to The Atlantic and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, joins us to discuss the changing norms of marriage. Plus: the alleged connection between convicted madam and comptroller candidate Kristin Davis and Eliot Spitzer; the birth of the McDonald’s McWrap; and the benefits of group singing.

WNYC News

NY Top Court Won't Hear Gay Marriage Challenge

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New York's top court will not hear a challenge to the state's 2011 law legalizing same-sex marriage, ending the most prominent objection to the law.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Democratic Party Better Late than Never - and the GOP - on Gay Marriage

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Democrats are once again proving that they lag behind their own voters.  But they are also demonstrating that they are still leagues ahead of the Republicans.

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The Empire

Details Emerge About Council Speaker Christine Quinn's High-Profile Wedding

Friday, May 18, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to be married in Manhattan on Saturday — and since the likely mayoral hopeful made the announcement two months ago, the press has breathlessly covered details of the 300-person fete as they have trickled out. Here's all you need to know about it.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Gay Marriage Position Mobilizes Latino Supporters

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Not surprisingly, President Obama’s announcement last week in support of same-sex marriage appeared to mobilize his gay supporters. But, contrary to what some might expect, it also appeared to mobilize his Latino supporters, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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WNYC News

NY Lawyers Learn About Same-Sex Marriage Legalities

Sunday, September 18, 2011

As same-sex couples continue exchanging wedding vows in New York, lawyers are working to catch up on the complications the new law creates.

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WNYC News

Gay Marriage Opponents Sue to Overturn Law

Monday, July 25, 2011

Same-sex marriage opponents are suing to overturn the law in New York a day after gay weddings began in the state. The suit, filed by the evangelical Christian lobby group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, charges that the vote on June 24 was conducted in an "out of control political process."

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WNYC News

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

Spike in Number of City's Same-Sex Couples

Friday, July 15, 2011

Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in New York — but more same-sex couples in New York City are already declaring their partnership with the Census Bureau.

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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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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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It's A Free Country ®

At LGBT Gala, Obama Rankles Some Donors with Cautious Stance on Marriage

Thursday, June 23, 2011

President Barack Obama was met with standing ovations and jeers at a Manhattan fundraiser geared toward LGBT supporters. He emphasized his belief in equality for gay couples, but stopped short of endorsing gay marriage.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama to Rally LGBT Supporters While Hedging on Gay Marriage

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

President Barack Obama is holding a LGBT fundraising gala for gay and supporters in New York City Thursday night at a pivotal moment for the same-sex marriage bill in New York.

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WNYC News

Protesters Gather in Halls of Capitol as Republicans Weigh Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the halls of New York's Capitol on Monday as Senate Republicans continued to weigh whether to vote on same-sex marriage.

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WNYC News

Starving for Gay Marriage News (and Food) in Albany: A Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After four hours of standing without food and water in dress shoes, forgoing bathroom breaks, packing in tightly with other reporters— right under the armpits of the tall ones—a reporter does not want to hear there’s no news.

But that was the case in Albany today, as senate Republicans met privately for hours on the same-sex marriage bill, and emerged with no decision.

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WNYC News

No Decision: Republicans Still Mulling Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Republican majority in New York's state Senate met privately in Albany Wednesday to discuss how they want to proceed on the gay marriage bill, including whether or when to hold a vote. The closed-door session stretched over four hours, and at the end, Majority Leader Dean Skelos emerged to say they haven't decided yet how to proceed.

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