New York State of Mind: Gay Marriage in ’04 & ’11By Steve Weinstein | Jun 25New York becomes the most recent state to legalize same-sex marriage. But it was done once before, seven years ago.
Marriage Equality Law Celebrated, Derided in NYBy Michael Gormley | Jun 25At New York City’s Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village pub that spawned the gay rights movement on a June night in 1969, Scott Redstone watched New York pass a historic same-sex marriage law with his partner of 29 years, and popped the question.
NYC Pride to Get Boost from Same-Sex MilestoneJun 26One of the world’s oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration Sunday after New York’s historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Marriage Equality Backers: NY Vote Has National ImpactBy David Crary | Jun 26Many obstacles still lie ahead for supporters of same-sex marriage, and eventually they will need Congress or the Supreme Court to embrace their goal. For the moment, though, they are jubilantly channeling the lyrics of "New York, New York."
Wedding Plans Bloom in New YorkBy David B. Caruso and Verena Dobnik | Jun 26Even as supporters of gay marriage celebrated victory in New York on Saturday, preparations were being made to make gay weddings a reality in the state.
A New Day in New YorkBy Kilian Melloy | Jun 26It’s a new day in New York and across the country -- a day that was destined to dawn, as the light of understanding traverses our American continent and sexual minorities increasingly come out of the closet, and are increasingly accepted in turn.
NYC’s ’Naked Cowboy’ Ready to Marry Gay CouplesBy Kilian Melloy | Jun 27Happy gay and lesbian families in New York looking to tie the knot once the state’s new marriage equality law comes into effect next month have a friend in Manhattan’s "Naked Cowboy," an ordained minister ready to marry same-sex coup...
NY Marriage Vote Emboldens Paris Gay Pride MarchBy Nicolas Garriga | Jun 27Tens of thousands of revelers turned out Saturday for a gay pride parade in Paris, many of them hailing the legalization of gay marriage in New York and demanding that France follow suit.
Gay Families Set to Sue NJ for Marriage RightsBy Geoff Mulvihill | Jun 29Seven gay and lesbian New Jersey couples, along with many of their children, are going to court to try to force the state to recognize gay marriage, saying the state’s civil union law has not delivered the same legal protections as married couples ...
Obama Refuses to Endorse Marriage EqualityBy Erica Werner | Jun 30President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there is a "profound recognition" in the country that gays must be treated like every other American. Yet days after New York state legalized same-sex marriage the president refused to endorse such unio...
Marriage Equality Foes Target LawmakersBy Michael Virtanen | Jun 30A group that opposes gay marriage promised to spend at least $2 million to oust seven state senators who changed their positions to make New York the sixth state where same-sex unions are legal.
Giuliani Breaking Wedding Promise to Gay Pals?By Kilian Melloy | Jul 1In 2001, Rudy Giuliani promised gay pals Howard Koeppel and Mark Hsiao that if marriage equality ever came to New York, he’d officiate at their wedding. Now it has -- and he hasn’t.
Maryland Lawmakers: NY Marriage Has No Pull HereBy Kilian Melloy | Jul 1Advocates of family equality in Maryland had hoped that the advent of marriage parity in New York would translate to new hope for a similar law in their own state. But legislators have an answer to that: Not so fast.
NYers Ask How Marriage Equality Will Affect Family BenefitsBy Chris Hawley | Jul 4For straight couples, the choice has generally been to marry or not to marry, period. Conflicting state and federal marriage laws and questions about corporate benefits policies make financial planning decisions much less clear for many gay couples.
NY Prepares for Marriage BoomBy Kilian Melloy | Jul 6New York’s state bureaucracy is playing a quick game of catch-up to stay abreast of contemporary reality as gay and lesbian families there prepare en masse to embrace wedded life.
NYC OKs Marriages on Sunday of New Law’s DebutBy Michael Hill | Jul 7New York City officials announced Wednesday they would open their clerks’ offices in all five boroughs for a full day July 24, saying gay couples should not be made to wait one day longer to wed.
NYC Mayor to Officiate at Staffers’ Gay MarriageJul 8New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at one of the city’s first same-sex marriages - the union of two top staffers in his administration.
In NY, Marriage Equality Might Mean Adoption BoomBy Chris Hawley and Michael Hill | Jul 12First comes love, then comes marriage. Now adoption lawyers and agencies in New York say they’re getting ready for a baby boom as same-sex couples emboldened by the state’s new gay marriage law take the next step and try to adopt children.
In Maryland, Fight for Marriage Parity ContinuesBy Kilian Melloy | Jul 13Though politicians in Maryland recently said that marriage equality having come to New York would not lead to passage of a similar law in that state, equality advocates there have renewed their efforts to usher in legal parity for gay families.
Marriage Equality Roils the RightBy Kilian Melloy | Jul 18For conservatives who embrace the less-is-more philosophy of keeping government out of people’s private lives, marriage equality is both inevitable and welcome. But for politicians of another stripe, gays and their families remain low-hanging politi...
Gay Nuptials Unveil Financial Boon for NY ServicesBy Deepti Hajela | Jul 27The effect of New York becoming the sixth state to allow gay marriage is expected to ripple beyond the couples tying the knot to the professionals who offer marriage-related services, with some saying it could bring in a significant new stream of people l
Church and State: Archbishop Sought to Discourage Gov. from Supporting Marriage EqualityBy Kilian Melloy | Aug 10The Catholic Church sought to discourage the governor of Maryland from supporting marriage equality, pressuring Martin O’Malley not to sponsor a marriage equality bill because O’Malley himself is Catholic.
MD Gov., Marriage Advocates, Foes Prepare for Renewed PushBy Kilian Melloy | Sep 27Maryland’s governor and a coalition of marriage equality advocates are newly organized for a new attempt to bring parity to the state’s gay and lesbian families. But foes of marriage equality are also stepping up their efforts to become better...
Gay Bucks Roll in to Support Pro-Gay Marriage N.Y. GOP LawmakersBy Jason St. Amand | Jan 18Gay activists from around the nation are donating to the New York Republican senators that helped legalize gay marriage in the state last summer. Although they have received an overwhelming amount of support there are still groups attacking the lawmakers.
Fluoride Now Recommended for Baby’s First TeethTooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations urging fluoride at the first sign of baby teeth, to keep kids cavity-free as long as possible. Alexis Christoforous reports.
National Geographic Reveals Adventurer of the YearFor nine years, National Geographic has recognized the top ten adventurers around the world. Charlie Rose reports that fans voted sky runner Kilian Jornet the "People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year."
Antidote for Heroin Overdose to be Administered by PoliceAmid growing awareness of heroin abuse and overdoses, a new public service campaign has police officers - who are often first on the scene - administer the drug Narcan which may reverse the overdose’s effects and save lives.
Kraft Removing Preservatives from Singles Cheese SlicesKraft Singles will no longer contain preservatives. The company is changing its iconic product to fit healthier lifestyles. And, as KCAL 9’s Rachel Kim reports, some parents are wondering what took so long.