Same-Sex Couples

New York News
12:35 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Same-Sex Couple Vs. Wedding Venue

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings signs documents for a same-sex couple during midnight hour marriages July 2011 at City Hall.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

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Capital Region News
4:25 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gay Rights Activists View Jason Collins’ Coming Out As Positive Step

State lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials rally in West Capitol Park, State and Swan streets, Albany.
Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

A day after veteran NBA player Jason Collins made national headlines by becoming the first active male athlete in the four major sports to come out as gay, state lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials participated in Empire State Pride Agenda's annual lobby day in Albany.

Although New Yorkers are becoming more accepting following the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011, activists and advocates want to ensure that gay rights and gay pride stay in the media spotlight.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Vermont House Passes Same-Sex Health Coverage Bill

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The Vermont House has voted to require out-of-state companies that offer health coverage to the spouses of opposite-sex married couples to provide the same benefits to same-sex couples.

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