Blog Entries by Katie Garcia

Lottery to Determine the 746 Couples to Get Married in NYC on Sunday

The deadline for entering the lottery is today at noon. Due to the high demand for weddings in NYC this Sunday, a lottery will determine the 746 that will get to say "I do" on the first day of weddings in the state of New York.

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Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt—Ministering to the People

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, an NY-based Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about what the passage of the marriage bill in New York means to her.

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President Obama Endorses the Respect for Marriage Act

President Obama has announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Mayor Bloomberg Officiating One of the First Weddings in New York

Mayor Bloomberg will be officiating one of the first weddings between same-sex couples on Sunday, July 24, the day the marriage bill in New York takes affect and New York becomes the sixth state to have the freedom to marry.

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DOMA Hearing Only Two Days Away

This Wednesday, the first-ever congressional hearings on repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will occur, featuring a few witnesses who we are already familiar with.

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NY State Senator Saland explains his vote for the freedom to marry

In interview with Alex Altman of Time Magazine, New York State Senator Stephen Saland explains why he voted for the freedom to marry in New York. Senator Saland was the Republican senator who cast the decisive 32nd vote for the NY marriage bill.

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City of Cambridge Pays Stipends to Married Same-sex Spouses to Offset Unfair Tax

The city of Cambridge has decided to pay a stipend to public employees with same-sex spouse to cover the additional tax such employees are saddled with if they cover their spouse under their employer-provided health insurance. Cambridge is the first municipality in the country to attempt to offset this additional, unjust tax placed on same-sex couples because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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