The latest videos from the Human Rights Campaign released today feature former mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins.
“I’m a New Yorker who supports marriage equality” Koch says. “Join me as a New Yorker for marriage equality,” Dinkins says in his video.
The phrases I’ve often heard in this debate – ”same-sex marriage” Read More
Good details from Paul Schindler:
What Socarides and others described was nothing less than a full-tilt effort, led by a popular new governor, to win marriage equality before the Legislature adjourns in June. At a LGBT Community Center forum on March 10, which included Socarides and three other participants in the Albany meeting, Freedom Read More
This should be an interesting vote to watch.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
“In the coming weeks, the New York City Council will be introducing a resolution in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and restore the rights of all lawfully married Americans to receive the Read More
Republican State Senator Mark Grisanti is being criticized for referring to animals in explaining his objection to same-sex marriage.
During a radio interview yesterday, Grisanti – a freshman from Buffalo whom Lady Gaga is targeting - said he’d support civil unions, but was uncomfortable with applying the term “marriage” to the relationship formed between same-sex couples.
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Julie Bolcer has the news about the New York City Clerk no longer requiring proof of sex from marriage applicants. The change in policy was prompted by a threatened lawsuit from a transgender couple who tried getting married in the Bronx.
From the City Clerk’s memo:
“Gender stereotypes or preconceived notions related Read More
Here’s an anti-Jose Peralta flier making it’s way around the district, noting that he is supportive of same-sex marriage.
“Jose Peralta voted 3 times for the gay marriage bill,” the flier says.
This is the third flier for this race I’ve seen today.
Opposing same-sex marriage is one of Hiram Monserrate’s main arguments Read More
ALBANY—The first of what was predicted as “challenges” after the Democratic Congressional victory in the North Country has materialized: a former Republican official announced he will run in a primary against Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.
Dave Kimmel, who was the party chair in the Town of Plattsburgh, will publicly announce his bid against Duprey Read More
ALBANY—Quinnipiac University just released a poll with blistering results for the state legislature: 72 percent of voters surveyed disapprove of the job its doing, 76 percent said their government is dysfunctional, 46 percent says their state senator should be voted out of office and 60 percent say the offenses for which former Senate Read More
ALBANY—Almost two thirds of voters surveyed in a poll released today say that New York’s part-time legislative system needs to be changed. They just have no idea how.
“Only 31 percent of voters favor the current system of part-time state legislators who can have outside jobs and incomes, but voters cannot agree on how Read More
ALBANY—Cindy Adams was the only reporter to attend David Paterson’s holiday fund-raiser yesterday, and she evidently made it to the VIP after-party.
A sharp reader notes that her column today contains this account of a conversation with Paterson, at Cru:
HIS Excellency the Chief Executive of the Godblessus State of New York the Read More