Browsing: gay marriage

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The Supreme Court gaveth a day after it tooketh away. Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court invalidated part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, it — sort of — righted justice by an identical 5-4 margin when it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and affirmed equal protection…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Fifty-three weeks ago, the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, which denied homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces without the anxiety of expulsion, was repealed. The struggle to end it lasted twice as long as the war in Iraq and was, to some extent, overturned due to the urgency for…

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After we urged readers to contact State Senator Marty Golden in opposition to his proposal to roll back same-sex marriage rights in New York State, at least one reader (and Golden constituent) did – and got a response from the local Republican politician. Golden wrote: Thank you for your recent communication regarding my position on…

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It looks like we weren’t the only ones disappointed with State Senator Marty Golden’s attempt to take away what little marriage rights gay couples have in New York State. His attempt to halt the state’s practice of recognizing out-of-state gay marriages is bringing ire from residents, seizing on the pol’s claim that constituents “don’t give…

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State Senator Marty Golden introduced the latest homophobic legislation last week, attempting to counter the recent push by gay rights advocates to legalize same-sex marriage rights. The bill’s goal is to eliminate New York State’s recognition of gay marriages performed in other states, rolling back what little existing rights there are, and planting a boot…

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In an upcoming segment of ABC News’ “What Would You Do?”, patrons of a Sheepshead Bay diner witness gay couples harassed by a waiter. The staged intolerance is part of an experiment to see how locals react to the prejudice. The result? Well, apparently Sheepshead Bay doesn’t care for lesbians. Here’s the scene: While enjoying…

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Over the weekend, gay rights activists marched in front of State Senator Carl Kruger’s Mill Basin home, enraged at the senator’s recent vote against marriage equality in New York State. According to NBC New York, activists called Kruger a “bigot”, and are planning more protests in the coming weeks. Kruger has defended his vote as…

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From the Daily News: After voting “no” on the gay marriage bill yesterday, Sen. Carl Kruger exited the Senate chamber and walked straight into the buzzsaw that was Allen Roskoff and Corey Johnson. The two outspoken gay advocates stunned onlookers by heckling the Brooklyn Democrat, publicly calling his sexuality into question and threatening to support…

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A distinction to be proud of? We think not. Sheepshead Bay’s two state senators – Carl Kruger (D) and Marty Golden (R) – remain the only Brooklyn-area representatives standing against gay marriage in New York. Of the nine members of the Brooklyn delegation to the State Senate, seven have publicly stated support for same-sex marriage rights,…