same-sex marriage http://wamc.org en Member Of First Same-Sex Couple Married In New Paltz Reflects 10 Years Later http://wamc.org/post/member-first-same-sex-couple-married-new-paltz-reflects-10-years-later <p>It has been 10 years since the first same-sex marriage ceremonies were performed in Ulster County’s New Paltz. New York would not legalize same-sex marriages for another seven years. Yesterday on Midday Magazine, we heard an archival report from February 2004 on the first day of gay weddings. Today, one member of the first same-sex couple married that day reflects. Billiam van Roestenberg spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about then and now.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:59:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 85141 at http://wamc.org Member Of First Same-Sex Couple Married In New Paltz Reflects 10 Years Later New Paltz To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies http://wamc.org/post/new-paltz-mark-10th-anniversary-same-sex-marriage-ceremonies <p>There is a public forum tonight to mark the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of same-sex marriage ceremonies in New Paltz, marriages New York State did not recognize.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 84802 at http://wamc.org New Paltz To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Stockbridge Reverend Delivers Prayer At State Of The Commonwealth http://wamc.org/post/stockbridge-reverend-delivers-prayer-state-commonwealth <p>A reverend from Stockbridge, Massachusetts played a prominent role in<a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/pressoffice/speeches/0128-governor-patrick-delivers-state-of-the-commonwealth.html" target="_blank"> Governor Deval Patrick’s final State of the Commonwealth address</a> Tuesday night in Boston.</p><p>“And today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love,” said Patrick.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 82848 at http://wamc.org Stockbridge Reverend Delivers Prayer At State Of The Commonwealth AG: Mass. Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages http://wamc.org/post/ag-mass-will-recognize-utah-same-sex-marriages <p>BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah before they were put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/ago/about-the-attorney-generals-office/about-attorney-general-martha-coakley/" target="_blank">Attorney General Martha Coakley's office</a> said on Thursday that it believes marriages in Utah were validly performed and should be recognized in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:31:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 82014 at http://wamc.org AG: Mass. Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages Same-Sex Couple Vs. Wedding Venue http://wamc.org/post/same-sex-couple-vs-wedding-venue <p></p><p>In 2011, New York became the sixth and largest state to sanction same-sex unions. Hailed at the time as a landmark moment for gay rights, the power of that law is being tested today.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77263 at http://wamc.org Same-Sex Couple Vs. Wedding Venue State Comptroller Tries To Broaden Rights For Same-Sex Married Couples http://wamc.org/post/state-comptroller-tries-broaden-rights-same-sex-married-couples <p>New York's comptroller is trying to use the power of the pension fund to increase equal rights for same sex married couples. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has written a letter to President Obama. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 69765 at http://wamc.org State Comptroller Tries To Broaden Rights For Same-Sex Married Couples Rep. Neal: Court Rulings Catch Up To States http://wamc.org/post/rep-neal-court-rulings-catch-states <p>The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a narrow 5-4 vote that said the law violated the Fifth Amendment. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says he was happy with the decision.</p><p>“I think that we’ve all come to the conclusion that gay marriage does not represent any threat to any institution in America and I, incidentally, must say that I think that this is instructive in terms of American history: the states began the revolution. The court accepted the precedent that had been established by that states,” Neal said.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:12:45 +0000 Paul Tuthill 67916 at http://wamc.org Rep. Neal: Court Rulings Catch Up To States Two rallies clash as Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage http://wamc.org/post/two-rallies-clash-supreme-court-debates-same-sex-marriage <p></p><p>The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases dealing with same-sex marriage. People from around the country traveled to the nation’s capital to participate in opposing rallies.</p><p>The day started early on Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court for same-sex marriage advocates and opponents alike.</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:44:57 +0000 Eric Krupke 61036 at http://wamc.org Two rallies clash as Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments http://wamc.org/post/supreme-court-hears-same-sex-marriage-arguments <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>WAMC news intern Eric Krupke reports from Washington D.C. on the same-sex marriage debate taking place in the Supreme Court. </strong></p><p>Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to show their support for Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in a case challenging the federal government's Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.</p><p>Nine states and the District of Columbia currently recognize same sex marriage, but DOMA prohibits same sex couples in these states from receiving certain benefits federal government grants to opposite sex married couples.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:13:33 +0000 Eric Krupke 60888 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments 3/25/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/32513-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's </span>panelists<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are </span>WAMC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Morning Edition host David </span>Guistina<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Newsman Ray </span>Graf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News Director, Ian </span>Pickus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary </span>Armao<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Joe Donahue moderates.</span></p><p>Today's topics include:<br>The High Court and same-sex marriage<br>Karl Rove says GOP candidate “could” back gay marriage<br>Bloomberg, NRA Brace for Senate Showdown on Guns<br>Washington Post Defends Not Running Article On Iraq Media Failure<br>NCAA – Road to Sweet 16</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60601 at http://wamc.org