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New York

  • 25th July 2011

    New York mayor officiates aides’ wedding 17

    Mr Bloomberg officiated the wedding

    4:31 PM — Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, presided over the marriage of two of his aides yesterday. He officiated the wedding ceremony of John Feinblatt, his chief policy advisor, and Jonathan Mintz, the city’s commissioner for consumer affairs, who have been together for 14 years.

  • 24th July 2011

    Gay couples celebrate first gay marriages in New York 49

    The Niagara Falls were lit in rainbow colours (Photo:@NewYorkTheater)

    4:28 PM — Gay couples have begun to marry in ceremonies all over New York state during the first day that same-sex weddings are legal in the state.

  • 20th July 2011

    New York holds lottery for first gay marriages 12

    Gay marriages will begin on Sunday

    10:34 AM — New York City is to hold a lottery to determine which gay couples can be the first to tie the knot when a gay marriage law comes into power on Sunday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that demand to wed on the first day gay marriage is legal far outstrips supply and 764 couples, including straight couples, will be permitted to wed on the day.

  • 7th July 2011

    New York register offices to open on a Sunday for gay weddings 12

    New York will soon allow gay couples to wed

    2:04 PM — Some register officers in New York are to open on a Sunday to give gay couples a chance to marry as soon as they can.

  • 6th July 2011

    Brad Pitt speaks up for gay marriage 21

    Brad Pitt once said he wouldn't marry Angelina Jolie until all couples can wed

    1:39 PM — Brad Pitt has made a statement in support of marriage equality. The star, who once said he would marry girlfriend Angelina Jolie when everyone has the right to wed, was speaking after New York legalised marriage for gay couples.

  • 27th June 2011

    Hundreds of thousands celebrate gay marriage at New York Pride 3

    This year's New York Pride had special meaning for participants

    11:57 AM — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in New York on Sunday for the city's annual Pride festival. The celebrations were held just two days after the state legalised gay marriage.

  • 25th June 2011

    Governor Andrew Cuomo: Gay marriage equality makes New York a ‘beacon for social justice’ 88

    Andrew Cuomo toured New York state to call for gay marriage equality

    3:30 PM — After signing the long awaited legislation to allow gay marriage in New York state into law, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed reporters and said that New York has regained its reputation as a "beacon for social justice."

  • New York state approves gay marriage law 113

    New York legalised gay marriage

    9:13 AM — Late on Friday evening, New York became the sixth US state to legalise gay marriage. After days of negotiation over protections for religious groups, senators voted 33-29 to pass the bill.

  • New York Senate due to vote on gay marriage bill 30

    The vote is due to take place within the next few hours

    2:11 AM — Republicans in the New York Senate agreed late last night (Friday) to allow a full vote to make gay marriage legal. A vote is expected in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK time).

  • 24th June 2011

    New York gay marriage vote delayed again 37

    New York's gay marriage bill drags on (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    10:37 AM — The New York Senate's vote on gay marriage has been delayed again. The bill has already been approved by the Assembly but amendments to give religious groups more protection are being discussed.

  • 21st June 2011

    New York gay marriage vote delayed 67

    The vote on gay mariage has been delayed

    10:35 AM — New York's Republican-controlled Senate delayed a crucial vote on gay marriage last night, citing concerns over exemptions for religious groups. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.

  • 20th June 2011

    Rush to to pass New York gay marriage bill 23

    New York could be next to allow gay marriage

    2:55 PM — Gay rights advocates in New York are hoping that a gay marriage bill can be passed by the Senate before a legislative session ends this evening. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.

  • 16th June 2011

    New York Assembly passes gay marriage bill 26

    New York's Assembly passed the bill

    10:30 AM — The New York Assembly has approved a gay marriage bill, setting the stage for a crucial Senate vote on Friday. The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes yesterday.

  • 15th June 2011

    New York ‘close to legalising gay marriage’ 26

    New York may be next to back marriage equality

    12:07 PM — New York is reportedly on the brink of marriage equality after another Republican senator said yesterday he would support the move. Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the legislation in both houses yesterday.

  • 30th May 2011

    Fence-sitting senators could decide fate of New York state’s same-sex marriage vote 18

    Gay marriage is to be voted on in New York state: a group of undecided senators could determine the outcome of the vote

    10:04 AM — A group of undecided senators could determine whether same-sex marriage will become legal in New York state, according to a survey by Gannett's Albany Bureau.

  • 27th May 2011

    New York Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Gay marriage is a fundamental civil right’ 19

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for gay marriage equality now (photo credit: Flickr Rubenstein)

    9:14 AM — Michael Bloomberg, the independent mayor of New York City, has described marriage equality as a "fundamental civil right". In a speech last night, he urged state politicians to legislate on introducing gay marriage immediately.

  • 5th May 2011

    Chelsea Clinton urges straight people to back gay marriage 25

    Chelsea Clinton supports gay marriage

    1:53 PM — Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton, has spoken out in support of gay marriage. Speaking at a New York benefit for charity Friendfactor, she said that straight people should join the fight for equal rights.

  • 4th May 2011

    New York governor promises ‘urgency’ on gay marriage 6

    Andrew Cuomo supports gay marriage

    1:30 PM — Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, says he's optimistic that gay marriage will soon be legal in the state. He said yesterday: “I know it’s failed before, but I think this is a different day. I’ll bring more urgency in the next few weeks.“

  • 25th March 2011

    Vigil for New York teen killed in anti-gay attack 21

    Anthony Collao was killed in the Queens district of New York

    5:50 PM — A vigil has been held for a New York teenager who was allegedly killed in a homophobic attack. Anthony Collao, 18, was attacked at a party last Saturday by a gang who allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs before kicking, punching and beating him with a metal pipe.

  • 7th December 2010

    GLAAD celebrates 25 years of gay rights campaigning 1

    GLAAD celebrated 25 years

    1:10 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has celebrated 25 years of campaigning. The group was formed in 1987 in New York to protest the New York Post's reporting of HIV and AIDS.

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