Court ruling brings hope to Upstate pair

The Post-Standard
July 3, 2008
For three years, Patricia Martinez and Lisa Golden, of Chili, outside of Rochester, sought a marriage that would give them legal protections and rights. "We didn't want a collection of invalid marriages," Martinez said. "We wanted one that was going to be legal." [Link]

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Completing Their Family

Gay City News
June 26, 2008
A life threatening heart attack reminded one family about why marriage equality is an issue of simple justice for real people. (Link)

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New York State Senate Shakeup Might Help Move Marriage Equality

Advocate
June 25, 2008
New York’s senate majority leader, Joseph Bruno, a 32-year institution in the state senate, announced his retirement Tuesday just as the GOP and Democrats gird for an election season that will determine the fate of the chamber and, potentially, New York’s marriage equality bill. (Link)

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Powerful Marriage Opponent Bruno Won’t Seek Re-Election To NYS Senate

365Gay.com
June 24, 2008
The top Republican in New York State and its most vocal opponent of LGBT civil rights, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, has confirmed he will not seek re-election. (Link)

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With little fanfare, Paterson changes marriage debate

Times Union
June 20, 2008
NY Gov. Paterson's announcement to honor out of state marriages with no gay exception, simply upholding longstanding state law, was done with little fanfare and has resulted with little outspoken opposition in Albany. (Link)

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Stance on Marriage Brings Surprises for Paterson

New York Times
June 16, 2008
Gov. David A. Paterson has unexpectedly discovered that some of the people who are most grateful to him for issuing the order to state agencies to honor marriages of same-sex couple sare, in fact, parents with a gay son or a lesbian daughter. [Link]

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NYERS Split with Gov But Ok Equal Nups

New York Post
June 13, 2008
A Quinnipiac University poll found that voters, by 53 to 40 percent, said the governor was right to order the recognition of non-New York marriages without a gay exception.
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Poll:  NYers support Gov on order respecting same-sex couples’ marriages

Quinnipiac University
June 12, 2008
New York State voters support 53 - 40 percent Gov. David Paterson's order to state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside New York. [Link]

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No charges against gay couple seeking marriage license

Newsday
June 10, 2008
Charges against a gay couple from Roslyn who refused to leave Oyster Bay Town Hall when their request for a marriage license was denied were dismissed yesterday. Judge Fred Hirsh said the couple posed no threat to the community and had cooperated with authorities. [Link]

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NY Gov.: No gay exception on marriage

Windy City Times
June 4, 2008
What Paterson did is declare that his administration would follow and enforce a law that already exists in the state and has for a long time. That law says that the state will honor marriages licensed in other states, even if those marriages wouldn't be licensed in New York. Legally, Paterson changed nothing. [Link]

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