Roundup: Markowitz Fined $20K, Gawker Probes Christie-Ailes Emails

A couple getting married at the City Clerk's office yesterday. (From the New York City Council's Flickr stream)

Gays: What’s next for them, after marriage, Squadron asks at an August 16 18 forum in Manhattan Community College. [Ken Lovett / Daily News]

Fined: Markowitz hit with “unusually large” $20,000 fine for having Turkey and Netherlands pay for his wife to accompany him on trips there. [David Seimfan / NY Post]

Schools: New lawsuit demands charter schools pay market rate for space city gives them; currently rent is $1 annually. [Sharon Otterman / New York Times]

Law Suit: A rule written in response to Fred Dicker’s persistence will likely undermine the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms lawsuit. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Courts: Lawsuit also questions Cuomo’s use of “Message of Necessity” when State Senate voted on same-sex marriage. [Thomas Kaplan / New York Times]

Lobbying: Pro-Cuomo business group spent $9.7 million on lobbying. [Nick Resisman / Capital Tonight]

Hiring: BerlinRosen hires, moves. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Email Dive: Gawker goes to court digging for Chris Christie-Roger Ailes communication. [Brian Stelter / New York Times]

Media: “This is the first time Gawker Media has filed a lawsuit to obtain information.” [Chris O’Shea / FishbowlNY]

Backpay: Former Paladino worker still wants his money. [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Roundup: Markowitz Fined $20K, Gawker Probes Christie-Ailes Emails