Postedon Nov 18, 2008 at 02:38 pm
November 17, 2008
The editorial board of El Dario La Prensa NY, the largest and oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in New York City, and the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States, writes, "Latinos have fought too hard and long for equal rights. This is why we must rally around a sector of our community that remains even more discriminated against--gays and lesbians." [Link]
Read more about why marriage matters to Latinos.
Postedon Nov 18, 2008 at 11:34 am
November 17, 2008
New York City’s Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum writes, "I don't believe that government has a right to take away the rights of individuals. And voters shouldn’t be deciding this either. Civil rights are not to be doled out or erased by those in power, and they aren't something you can give or take away at the ballot box. They aren't up for grabs; these rights belong to everybody." [Link]
Read more about the fight for marriage equality in New York.
Postedon Nov 10, 2008 at 02:35 pm
November 10, 2008
The pending shift in state Senate control away from Republicans removes one clear obstacle to marriage equality in New York, though opponents aren't conceding anything yet and advocates say they have work to do. (Link)
Learn more about progress in New York.
Postedon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:26 am
October 25, 2008
People who support equality are donating to races across the nation, especially in New York, to support candidates supporting fairness for all families. (Link)
Postedon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:09 am
October 24, 2008
A Manhattan judge has ruled that a same-sex couple wed in Massachusetts can obtain a divorce in New York. (Link)
What's going on in New York?
Postedon Oct 06, 2008 at 10:03 am
October 3, 2008
New York Gov. David Paterson and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom headlined a local fundraiser last week to defeat Proposition 8. "Hearing Gov. Paterson speak so passionately and persuasively was really inspiring," said Evan Wolfson. "Here is a non-gay man who understands the importance of this battle." [Link]
Read more about non-gay allies.
Postedon Sep 30, 2008 at 08:52 am
September 29, 2008
It is a statistic surprising even to those it describes: Same-sex couples in the Bronx are more likely to have children than those in any other New York City borough, according to a study released last month, and perhaps more than any county in the country. [Link]
Postedon Sep 29, 2008 at 02:26 pm
September 26, 2008
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and New York governor David Paterson combined forces for a Manhattan fund-raiser Thursday. Paterson charmed the intimate crowd with his usual candor and Newsom fostered a sense of urgency, saying he had seen polls that put the opposition four points ahead of those who oppose the ban. [Link]
Postedon Sep 24, 2008 at 10:49 am
September 23, 2008
Gov. David A. Paterson, who has made marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New York a priority of his administration, is lending his support to advocates in California who are fighting a proposal to end marriage equality there. (Link)
Postedon Sep 17, 2008 at 10:49 am
September 16, 2008
Among varying views of NY state Republican representatives at a Log Cabin Republican event, several assembly members voiced their continued support of marriage equality: “You can’t do it halfway,” said Assemblyman Joel M. Miller, a Poughkeepsie Republican, adding, “Gay marriage is absolutely right in America and everywhere else, and I’m proud to stand for it.” (Link)