There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>
Following yesterday's hearing on California's Proposition 8 (whose decision will likely fall into the hands of swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy), another case is coming through the Supreme Court this morning. The justices are hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Mar ... More >>
Can you make love out of trash?
Edith Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian widow who successfully sued the federal government for over chariging her $363,000 in estate taxes, wants to take her case to the Supreme Court. According to a press release from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Windsor along with the ... More >>
Another Saturday, another national group of brown people proves Toure right by being homophobic passes a same-sex marriage equality resolution. LULAC, the League of United Latino American Citizens, passed a resolution at their annual convention today in suport of equal marriage rights for same-sex ... More >>
There was a small, touching moment while covering President Obama's address to the White House LGBT Pride Month reception that caught our eye: this gay couple holding each other, silently and wordlessly. After the president had finished speaking, we chatted with them. They were Mark Segal, the pub ... More >>
Tired of paying to see a lesbian couple reach a crisis point when one of them sleeps with a man? Well, Cock--by British author Mike Bartlett--makes it a gay male couple that hits a crisis point when one of them sleeps with a woman.
President Obama has told ABC news that he supports the right for same-sex couples to get legally married. Obama told ABC, in an interview where he appeared relaxed and calm (even if he'd been pushed into this moment due to Joe Biden's loose lips on Sunday, Andrew Cuomo's bro-date yesterday, and the ... More >>
The Maryland Senate just passed a marriage equality bill, 25-22, putting the Chesapeake Bay State en route to becoming the seventh in the nation (plus the District of Columbia) to allow same-sex couples the right to marry. Maryland is the third state in as many weeks where both houses of its legis ... More >>
By a vote of two to one, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that California's Proposition is unconstitutional. Simply put: even though more Californians voted for Prop 8 than not, that proposition was a violation of the constitution of the United States of America, according to the ... More >>
Since the recent Iowa one-two finish by Romney and Santorum, there've been a couple more debates and a lot of palaver about the GOP Presidential race. But let us level with you: Despite all our jokes about The Next President of the United States of The Week/Month, it's become painfully obvious tha ... More >>
More than two years before New York got its shit together last summer, the über-progressive state of Iowa made same-sex marriage legal in 2009. The decision came from the state's Supreme Court, which drew from their state constituion's long history of being way ahead of the curve on civil ri ... More >>
Gays get the freedom to marry—and for some, the freedom not to
There were 42 marriage licenses given out Sunday in the Bronx, but wandering in and around the massive building, much of the courthouse crew seemed as indifferent to the historic day as the Yankee crowd had been on the train ride up. As much as I'd enjoyed the fanfare in Brooklyn and Manhat ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanSame-sex Sunday was anything but a day of celebration for the groups that remain adamantly opposed to gay marriage, and whose protests collided in midtown in the afternoon. A rally organized in part by the National Organization for Marriage, but where the main draw seemed to b ... More >>
Steven ThrasherMichael Furey and Bienvenido Amagna, the first same-sex couple to wed in Brooklyn.Today's the day! Same-sex marriage is officially legal in New York State, and the weddings are rolling along. The first couple married in New York City was Phyllis Siegal and Connie Kopelov, who e ... More >>
Applications for marriage licenses in New York City have surged to nearly 2,600 since July 5, with 54% of those couples hoping to be married this Sunday, the first day same-sex marriages will be performed in New York. (1,728 of those 2,600 applications are from same-sex couples.) The city fe ... More >>
Today White House press secretary Jay Carney announced that President Obama will endorse the Respect for Marriage Act, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and would grant all lawfully married couples, including same-sex couples, federal marriage benefits and protections. Carney s ... More >>
A controversial film returns
We're sad to say that another institution has vetoed allowing same-sex couples at prom. This time it's St. Anthony's, a co-ed Catholic high school in South Huntington, Long Island. Angelina Lange, a 17-year-old at the school, asked for permission to bring an ex-girlfriend as her date, and sch ... More >>
Judge Vaughn Walker will lift his temporary stay on last week's decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. However, as Joe My God notes, the stay won't expire until August 18. But after then, California will again become one of the few states where gay and lesbian couples can marry, at least ... More >>
One member of the National Organization for Marriage doesn't feel it's enough to stop gays from marrying. He wants gay couples dead!
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
Tomorrow is Harvey Milk's birthday. It's an official holiday in California for the first time (signed into law last year by the Terminator), and will be marked here in the city by a march beginning at the GLBT Center at noon. Runnin' Scared spoke to the real-life Cleve Jones on the phone (portr ... More >>
Back in 2008 the Alliance Defense Fund of Scottsdale, Arizona, and state senators Martin Golden and Serphin Maltese sued New York because Governor Paterson had directed state authorities to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere. They lost in State Supreme Court. The Fund went back at it ... More >>
Before they get to Paterson's gay marriage bill, let's see if they can pass this first: the Assembly has cleared the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in matters or employment, education, etc. It would ... More >>
The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>
Watching the chronic winker with her outnumbered, seemingly unlikely supporters
Dont be late to the orgy
Supporters of same-sex marriage rights are planning rallies around New York State tonight, including one in New York City's Sheridan Square, at 6 p.m. More details at Gay City News. The rallies come in response to a ruling from New York's highest court today that gay couples presently have no right ... More >>
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