Resources Related to New York

Tony Kushner’s Presentation of Pride Agenda’s Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award to Evan Wolfson

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City. Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter behind Angels in America and Lincoln, presented Evan with the prestigious honor.

Media Primer: 2011 Flashpoints for LGBT Equality

A media primer on the LGBT issues landscape for the coming year released by the Human Rights Campaign.

Poll Finds Majority of New Yorkers Support the Freedom to Marry

A Quinnipiac University poll found by the highest margin ever, 56 – 37 percent, New Yorkers support the freedom to marry.

Party Principles: Support for the Freedom to Marry by State and National Political Parties

A listing of both state and national political parties that have made strong statements in support of the freedom to marry.

Same-Sex Marriage Myths Busted

Empire State Pride Agenda created an online resource that debunks nine widely read myths on the subject of marriage equality.

NY Gay Couples Getting Married Out Of State: Q&A

Since Governor Paterson wrote to state agencies about respecting the legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples, the Pride Agenda has been getting questions from a number of LGBT New Yorkers. Here’s the answers to your questions.

New York Trial-Level Court Rules to Dismiss Challenge to Gov Paterson on Marriage Equality Directive

Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings rejected a legal challenge to Governor David Paterson's directive that state agencies recognize same-sex marriages contracted outside of New York State.

New York Census Snapshot

Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in New York.

New York Court Affirms Same-Sex Couples’ Marriages from Elsewhere

Copy of the decision in Martinez v. County of Monroe

Martinez v. County of Monroe—NY Court Affirms Same-Sex Couples’ Marriages from Elsewhere

A New York appellate court ruled that marriages of same-sex couples entered into outside of New York must be recognized.

Geographic Trends Among Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey

Groundbreaking research showing a huge increase in same-sex couples identifying themselves as "unmarried partners".

1324 Reasons for Marriage Equality in New York State

A report documenting once and for all the 1,324 New York state statutes and regulations that confer a right or duty on married individuals in New York State, most of which cannot be obtained by any other way but though marriage.

Love Counts: The Economic Benefit of Marriage Equality for NY

Study finds that the legalization of marriage for same-sex partners could yield $142 million in economic benefits to New York City.