New York Civic: Adam and Steve By HENRY J. STERN

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Gay Marriage Squeezes By, 33-29, Tax Limit, Rent Bills Approved, Sweet Corn Is State Vegetable. Our last column, sent out late Friday afternoon, reported that the Legislature had not reached a decision on the major issues before it: rent control, property tax cap and gay marriage. The Senate also voted to name sweet corn the state vegetable. It defeated the onion …

eHeziNew York Civic: Adam and Steve By HENRY J. STERN

Governor Cuomo Announces Passage of Marriage Equality Act

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced passage of the Marriage Equality Act, granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry under the law, as well as hundreds of rights, benefits, and protections that have been limited to married couples of the opposite sex.

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Martinelli Asserts Gay Marriage Wrong for New York

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Martinelli Will Question Opponents on Their Support of Bill YONKERS, NY – Yonkers Mayoral candidate Richard Martinelli offered the following statement in response to the New York State Senate's passage of gay marriage legislation. Richard Martinelli said, "Tonight's vote to legalize gay marriage in New York State is wrong for our state, its families and the City of Yonkers. The …

eHeziMartinelli Asserts Gay Marriage Wrong for New York

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Passage of Marriage Equality Act by New York State Assembly

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"The vote by the State Assembly has moved New York one step closer to making marriage equality a reality. I applaud these legislators' prompt and courageous support on this measure, which will finally allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry and provide them with hundreds of rights that others take for granted. I commend Speaker Sheldon Silver for his leadership …

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The Albany Correspondent: Marriage Equality Update By CARLOS GONZALEZ

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Sen. James Alesi, who was a Republican no vote in 2009, is the first yes vote from the Republican conference on same-sex marriage – officially going on the record. Sources close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo state he plans to introduce his same-sex marriage bill “soon” with a copy of the text available June 14, 2011.

eHeziThe Albany Correspondent: Marriage Equality Update By CARLOS GONZALEZ

Governor Cuomo Proposes Marriage Equality Act

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ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today submitted a program bill to bring marriage equality to New York state. The Marriage Equality Act permits all couples to enter into marriage in New York state, thereby removing the current barrier same-sex couples face in recognizing their relationships, protecting their families and obtaining essential benefits. 

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Governor Cuomo to Kick-Off Statewide ‘People First’ Campaign in Syracuse

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  Governor Cuomo's statewide tour will build support for legislative priorities including property tax cap, ethics reform and marriage equality Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will kick-off his statewide "People First" campaign tomorrow at Noon at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. 

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Getting Closer to Consensus on Gay Rights

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In one remarkable summer, three federal judges in three very different parts of the country have struck down laws depriving homosexual Americans of rights everyone else takes for granted. This is what an emerging consensus looks like.

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California Judge Refuses to Stay Prop 8 Marriage Ruling

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San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2010 — U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker today refused to stay his ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, in which he struck down Proposition 8 (Prop 8), the state marriage amendment defining marriage as the union of one woman and one man in the California Constitution. In November 2008, California voters amended their state constitution by …

eHeziCalifornia Judge Refuses to Stay Prop 8 Marriage Ruling