gay marriage

New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage is a historic moment in time—not only for being the sixth and largest state to do so, but also for the irony it carries. On Friday, the New York Republican-controlled Senate approved the legislation in Albany with a 33-29 vote. Drones of gay and lesbian citizens and their allies […]

As New York legislators were voting on the pivotal gay marriage bill last week, TheGrio took to the streets to get an idea of what New Yorkers are saying about the historic decision. Read more at TheGrio RELATED: NY Gay Marriage Bill Vote Comes Down To The Wire Are These BP Artists Good Enough to […]

Anderson Cooper called out President Obama on his Tuesday show for flip-flopping his stance on same-sex marriage. During his “Keeping Them Honest” segment, Cooper said “New questions are being raised about what the president actually believes about gay marriage and whether his public opposition to it is real or just political posturing.” He then narrated […]

Former New York Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl legend David Tyree has received a lot of criticism in the past week over his remarks against gay marriage. The retired athlete took it even further this week when he said he would trade his iconic catch and victory over the Patriots if it means gay […]

WASHINGTON — As the debate on whether President Obama supports same-sex marriage or not continues, a White House official released a statement on his current stance on the matter. “Although the President believes that this is an issue best addressed by the states, he also firmly believes that committed gay and lesbian couples should receive […]

NEW YORK-State Senator, Ruben Diaz has criticized New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg for comparing gay rights to Civil Rights in a recent press release: There is no just comparison between America’s struggle to overcome the evils of slavery and the promotion of the lifestyle of homosexuality. It is preposterous for Mayor Bloomberg to degrade and […]

A dramatic new chapter in the legal fight over Proposition 8 opens today, with debate over the purpose of marriage, the power of social convention and the rights of gay individuals televised live from federal court for the first time.

VIA DCIST: The Post reported earlier that the very first gay couples to get legally wed in the District of Columbia this morning were Jeremy Moon and Bryan Legaspi, a pair of White House staffers, and James Betz and Robert Hawthorne. The two couples appear to have held their marriage ceremonies nearly simultaneously, one inside […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled Thursday, for the third time this year, that a proposed referendum on whether the city should legalize same-sex marriage cannot move forward. The board said that city law does not allow a referendum or initiative on a matter covered by the Human Rights […]

WASHINGTON — The City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage, giving supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats elsewhere and sending the issue to Congress, which has final say over laws in the nation’s capital. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill, which passed 11-2, and gay couples could begin […]