Same-Sex Marriage

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Gay Marriage Substitute Soon to be Officially Available in New York, But Still Not Actually Gay Marriage

    ​No, it's not gay marriage, but New York City will soon be offering ''civil ceremonies" at City Hall to gay couples who want them and become "domestic partners" with a ceremony. One problem, however:

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Carl Kruger Supports Gay Rights After Death

    ​It turns out Carl Kruger, one of the few Democrats in the State Senate to vote against same-sex marriage (and the only one from Brooklyn) is willing to have the state extend the legal rights married couples enjoy to same-sex partnerships after all. Unfortunately, one of the partners has to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Support on the Down-Low

    ​We spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Special Election in the 19th Senate District in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens. One morning, we woke up to find a Jose Peralta supporter had managed to slip inside of the co-op building to leave pamphlets under every door. The next day, even Rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Reverend Billy Holds an "UnMarriage Until Gay Marriage" Ceremony on Valentine's Day (VIDEO)

    ​Central Park's Bethesda Angel looked out at scores of brides wreathed in crowns of fake white hydrangea and grooms in thrift-store formalwear. "Enjoy the last two minutes of your marriage," Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Life After Shopping yelled, as on the most romantic day of the yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Big Day for Gay Marriage from Jersey to D.C. to San Francisco

    ​It's a big day for gay marriage across the nation. In San Francisco, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that a potential legal revolution to overturn Prop 8 will not be televised live, though it will be YouTubed. The judge will preside over the federal trial, Perry v. Schwarze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Gay Marriage in New Jersey: Still on Hold

    Will these morons get gay marriage before we do?​Marriage equality activists in New Jersey are hoping to get hundreds of protesters to rally in Trenton today, even though it is 20 degrees out and the first work day after the holidays. Regardless, their hopes for getting a marriage equality bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    D.C. Mayor Signs Gay Marriage Bill; Congress Next

    ​While our state senators tripped over their own dicks and lost the gay marriage bill, DC has been a churning gay-marriage-sanctifying machine. They got the second read of their marriage equality bill passed, and now Mayor Fenty has signed it at a ceremony in All Souls Unitarian Church. Next s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Gay Marriage D.C. a Go; Fenty to Sign, Congress Unlikely to Block

    We were told to withhold our applause when the Washington, DC city council voted to recognize gay marriages in the District: the process required another vote. Well, they had it today, and it passed again. The mayor, Adrian Fenty, is eager to sign it. Don't clap yet! D.C. being a federal district a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    So, Who in Jersey Do We Have to Blow to Get Gay Marriage? Vote Delayed

    ​It would have been pretty embarrassing if Jersey were to one-up New York on civil rights and pass their marriage equality bill just weeks after the Empire State told its own gay couples to go to hell. Given how many ex-pat New York gays have colonized Jersey from Asbury Park to Montclair, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Gov Says "Roadblocks" Cleared, But Still No Albany Gay Marriage Vote

    Though the tone of much coverage has been hopeful ("The Senate appears to be on the brink of a vote on marriage equality... they reconvene at 9 pm," said Towleroad), the state senate hasn't done anything about the gay marriage bill yet. The assembly happily voted, for the second time and with a wide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Gay Marriage Debate On Now in Albany! Vote May Actually Be Held! (Update: Valesky Switches to Yes)

    Amazingly, the special sessions in Albany have finally yield something of a result: the New York State Senate is at this very moment debating the gay marriage bill. The Marriage Equality Act, bill S4401 ("Relates to individuals ability to marry"), cleared the Senate rules committee late this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Gay Marriage Bill Wins in D.C. Council; New York Still Lags

    ​By a vote of 11-2 (with former Mayor Marion Barry among the minority), the Washington, D.C. city council has agreed to recognize gay marriages in the District. This isn't the end of it: procedure requires a second reading within two weeks, and then the Mayor's signature, a Congressional resol ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2009

    Who Do We Have to Blow to Get Gay Marriage in New York?

    The frustrating circle-jerk in Albany.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Will New York Get Gay Marriage?

    ​In the wake of the Maine horror, there's been some way more appealing news. Governor David Paterson is including marriage equality in the sweeping November 10 session he is calling for, bringing gay marriage before the State Senate for approval! Or at least he will if no one blocks it, as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    20,000 in Midtown Protest Gay Marriage, Paterson, Silver, Village Voice

    Photos by Candice M. Giove. When State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz ascended the stage at an anti-gay marriage rally Sunday in front of Governor David A. Paterson's midtown office, he tried to put the fear of the God-fearing flock that stretched for several city blocks into him and his fellow politici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Polls: Same Sex Split, Rudy Creeping Up

    We expect the houses of New York's state legislature to remain divided on gay marriage, and funnily enough that's how our citizens stand on it: a Quinnipiac poll shows a 42-42 percentage split on gay marriage among state residents. Still, it's an advance over 2004, when the same poll found New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Is Obama Any Better Than Carrie Prejean?

    Luke VargasMy frequent skewering of Miss California, Carrie Prejean, for her inarticulate narrow mindedness has garned lots of debate, but one argument rises from the muck and rings kind of true: "Obama's against gay marriage too, dumbass!" Yes, I happen to know that, and in one of my recent TV app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Paterson Greets Gay Marriage Demo; SSM Support Up Nationally (UPDATED)

    A few thousand marriage equality supporters are in Albany today for an LGBT Equality and Justice Day demo. Governor Paterson, who is sponsoring a gay marriage bill in the state legislature -- which assemblyman Danny O'Donnell says will go live* in the assembly on Monday -- spoke to the group, critic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Paterson "Backpedaling" Gay Marriage, or Peddling It?

    The status of Governor Paterson's gay marriage bill is garbled, possibly by the Governor himself. "Paterson backpedals on gay marriage," says Newsday, claiming he will "go along with a plan by State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith not to put a same-sex marriage bill to a vote without knowing it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Paterson Puts In Gay Marriage Bill

    Gay Socialites is twittering Governor Paterson's introduction of his gay marriage bill at his Manhattan office. The Times has Paterson's comparison of the gay marriage movement to prior civil rights battles ("We have all known the wrath of discrimination, we have all felt the pain and insult of hat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Paterson's Gay Marriage Ploy: What's He Really Up To?

    David Paterson's numbers are in the cellar. Quick, what might make people love him again? Gay marriage is on a roll, and New York is pretty gay-friendly -- why not hitch his wagon to that star? To be fair, the gov's been a friend to the LGBTQ community all along. But now he seems to be playing it up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Vermont, D.C. Keep the Same-Sexiness Coming

    The Vermont legislature approved same-sex marriage. The Governor vetoed it. Now the legislature has overridden his veto, making Vermont America's first legislatively-decided gay state. Hurrah! Iowa made us feel inadequate with its unanimous Supreme Court gayness, but Vermont has struck back for coas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Rightbloggers Angry Iowa is Making Them Get Gay-Married

    Gay people are supposed to know about show tunes, so they'll understand when we say: There's nothing halfway about the Iowa way to treat you. The Iowa Supreme Court has unanimously said a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. New York and California have not done so much for the cause of mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    A Ban On Mormon Marriage And Their "Religious Fascism"!

    This had to happen! The Universal Free Church is calling for a national petition drive to allow gay marriage and to ban Mormon marriage! (That should even things out. Otherwise, the chapels will be way overbooked.) Like so many people out there, they feel the Mormons have a right to say whatever the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Thousands Protest Prop 8 at Mormon Temple

    photos by Julie Bolcer Thousands demonstrated in front of the Manhattan Mormon Temple Wednesday evening to denounce the church's anti-gay stances, then marched toward Columbus Circle to spotlight efforts to legalize gay marriage in New York. NYPD officers on the scene placed Wednesday's crowd betw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Obama Win Bittersweet for Gay Rights Supporters

    Barack Obama's ascension to the White House on Tuesday was historic, sweeping and decisive. So it stings the morning after to see that his triumph co-exists with the approval of proposals nationwide to ban gay rights. "It's mostly glass half-full, but it's also glass half-empty," said New York Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Writer Eileen Myles on the Election, Gay Marriage

    GWEN IFILL: Let's try to avoid nuance, Senator. Do you support gay marriage? JOE BIDEN: No. SARAH PALIN: Your question to him was whether he supported gay marriage, and my answer is the same as his, and it is that I do not. Looking back on the campaign, I am particularly intrigued by this politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2008

    LGBT New Yorkers Put Muscle Behind Obama

    With just 60 days to go until the finish of an increasingly competitive presidential race, LGBT elected officials and leaders in New York City -- including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and State Senator Tom Duane (pictured) -- gathered with supporters on Sunday to affirm their support for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    The Queer Agenda 2007

    An incremental approach to making gay life a little bit more fabulous

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Mixed Marriage Ruling in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Supreme Court gave a mixed ruling Wednesday on same-sex marriage. Justices decided that gay couples have the right under the New Jersey constitution to all the benefits and privileges of marriage, and that the current Domestic Partnership law hasn't created equality. However, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2006
  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Bliss or Miss

    Getting over the gay-wedding jitters

  • News

    December 6, 2005

    Same-Sex Nups Squeeze Mayor Again

    Bi-positional Bloomberg and the gay-marriage ruling

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    Mike's Mixed Message

    Bi-positional Bloomberg assails gay marriage in court

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    No Fig Leaf

    Spitzer splits with Bloomie

  • News

    September 13, 2005
  • News

    September 13, 2005

    Marriage of Two Minds

    Gay nups may have become inevitable, but for now it's a world of pain

  • People

    June 14, 2005

    The Irresistible Banality of Same-Sex Marriage

    How opponents of marriage for gays will be bored into submission

  • People

    June 14, 2005
  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Rudy, GOP Lovefest Ends

    Trent Lott warns Giuliani: Don't you get cute with them there gay people

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    God Is a Centrist Democrat

    Hillary Clinton moves self, whole party into the religious middle

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Odd Man Out

    With his fancy footwork over gay marriage, Bloomberg could be stepping on too many toes

  • News

    December 7, 2004

    'You Can Never Not Fight Back!'

    A conversation with Larry Kramer about the current state of gay activism

  • News

    November 2, 2004

    Queering the Election

    Is gay marriage the new Nader?

  • News

    August 3, 2004

    I Do? Oh No You Don't.

    On marriage "defense," the right is now speaking loudly, not holding its peace

  • Columns

    June 22, 2004

    Untying the Knot

    Giving marriage a queer-eye makeover just might loosen up mom and pop

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    Whose Dream?

    Why the black church opposes gay marriage

  • News

    May 11, 2004

    Dear Mitt

    One Queer's Message to the Massachusetts Governor

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