Category Archives: LGBT Politics

WE DID IT! Marriage Equality Passes in New York

Last night, after a long week of speculation and frustration in Albany, throughout New York State and across the country, the New York State Senate passed the Marriage Equality Bill, 33-29, extending equal marriage rights to same-sex couples in New … Continue reading

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We Have Nothing To Fear From Love and Commitment

Said two years ago, and it still rings true today: “We have nothing to fear from love and commitment.” – New York State Senator Diane Savino

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Respect David Tyree’s Convictions, But Don’t Tolerate Their Consequences

Earlier today, ESPN columnist Jemele Hill wrote a column entitled ‘Respect David Tyree’s Convictions‘ about the Super Bowl champion’s public opposition to gay marriage in general, and the passage of a same-sex marriage bill in New York State in particular: … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage: An Expression of American Values

Below is an excerpt from a piece published in Newsweek entitled The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage by Ted Olson, one of the lawyers arguing before a federal court that Proposition 8 violated the California Constitution. I had to re-post … Continue reading

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Separate is Never Equal: Why New Jersey Must Enact Marriage Equality

Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee of the New Jersey State Senate voted 7-6  in favor of marriage equality, allowing for the bill to move forward to the full Senate to vote this coming Thursday. New Jersey already has a civil unions … Continue reading

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Thank You to the Senators Who Stood Up for Equality

We must not forget about the New York State Senators who stood up before their peers and advocated equality for same-sex couples. Please take a moment to call or e-mail these twenty-four Senators and thank them. Eric Adams (video) — … Continue reading

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What Does Marriage Mean to You?

In the wake of the New York Senate’s December 2 vote to deny marriage equality to same-sex couples, I posted the following in my response: In my opinion, a true marriage is defined by equality in love, commitment, honor and … Continue reading

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New York State Senate Rejects Marriage Equality: My Response

This blog post is addressed toward the New York State Senators who voted against Marriage Equality Bill S66003 today, denying same-sex couples in New York the right to marry: Senators Joseph Addabbo, Jim Alesi, Darrel Aubertine, John Bonacic, John DeFrancisco, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Industries Makes a Statement

If I didn’t have enough reasons to adore Brooklyn Industries, my favorite Brooklyn retailer, here’s one more. They’ve gone political by releasing this t-shirt in support of the anti-Prop 8  movement. 10% of all proceeds go to Lambda Legal. 

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