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New York Senate Blocks LGBT Bills

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

New York MapThe state Senate killed two LGBT bills by not allowing them to come up for a vote, although both were seen as likely to pass.

Pink News reports:

The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned ‘gay cure’ therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination. The ban on therapy to ‘cure’ homosexuality in minors had already been passed by the Assembly earlier this month, but was blocked by the Senate alongside the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act. The Senate leadership ended the legislative session without allowing the bills to go to a vote, despite support from both Democrats and Republicans.

The traitorous democrats (or is that DINO’s) who gave control of the state Senate over to the GOP are the gift that just keeps giving.

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President Obama Speaks at LGBT Fundraiser in New York City

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

President Barack ObamaPresident Obama spoke last night at an LGBT fundraiser in NYC, just days after promising an executive order on LGBT employment.

Towleroad.com reports:

President Obama spoke at a Democratic LGBT fundraiser last night at Gotham Hall to a rousing crowd, ticking off a list of the many items he has accomplished for the LGBT community, making note of the advance of marriage equality, the Harvey Milk stamp, the drafting of Michael Sam, and the recent HBO production of The Normal Heart, noting that the work against AIDS is not done. Finally, he noted his plans, reported this week, to sign an executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors.

Where would we be at this point federally if we had President McCain and a conservatively-packed US Supreme Court? The fight’s not over, but we’ve come a long way in six years.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Hudson Valley Ceremonies, Poughkeepsie, New York

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Hudson Valley Ceremonies Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA. Our wonderful officiants are so excited to provide this long awaited ceremony to our same sex couples. Preparing for your wedding needs to be an enjoyable time. We can help you design your ceremony with minimal stress and some guaranteed laughs and tears of joy. The ceremony can be of may different faiths or none at all. All packages & prices are listed on our website.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Jill Gordon Celebrate, East Hampton, New York

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Jill Gordon Celebrate, East Hampton, New YorkPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Planners in East Hampton, NY, USA. The Hamptons’ leading wedding and event planner, jill Gordon is known for her chic, individually-styled celebrations. Gordon combines sophisticated design, precision planning and cool-headed event management to create spectacular weddings on an intimate or grand scale. celebrate offers an array of services, acting as all-around navigator and collaborator throughout the planning process. Clients rave about Jill’s easy-going approach and hugely successful events.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Our Wedding Officiant NYC, New York

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Our Wedding Officiant NYCPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in New York, NY, USA. After many years of uniting people in matrimony, I am THRILLED to finally be able to legally marry same-sex couples. Now that we have achieved marriage equality (Thank-You Edie Windsor!), you need someone to officiate at your wedding. I am happy to offer my services to same-sex couples.

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USA, NY: Cardinal Blames Marriage Equality Losses on Poor Marketing

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy DolanCardinal Timothy Dolan thinks the marriage equality fight has been all about marketing, and his side has lost.

Gay Star News reports:

When it comes to gay marriage, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan thinks the Catholic Church has been ‘out-marketed.’… ‘I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed, sometimes,’ the influential cardinal said. ‘We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay. When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.’

It’s not a caricature if it’s true. And I like that idea – hate is out-marketed by love.

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A Little Wedding Proposal Happy for Your Sunday

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

NYC Flashmob Wedding ProposalWe have a little flashmob gay wedding proposal happiness for you this morning.

On Top Magazine reports:

A gay male couple got engaged at the Frying Pan on Manhattan’s West Side with the help of a flashmob dancing to Nina’s 99 Red Balloons. Lance was led to believe he and boyfriend Harry were at the restaurant to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Instead, Harry prodded him along as they followed the dancers. Lance resisted – “Why is he taking our picture?” he asked – but Harry insisted before being swept away by the crowd. On the restaurant’s top deck, the dancers released dozens of red balloons, then parted as Harry, holding a red balloon, made his way to this boyfriend.

Enjoy! The actual proposal starts at about 4:00. :) Made me cry.

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USA, New York: Lesbian Couple Files Complaint Against Albany-Area Farm

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

New York MapA lesbian couple that was turned away from a New York Farm when they inquired about getting married there has filed a formal complaint.

Edge Boston reports:

A lesbian couple urged New York’s human rights agency Wednesday to rule that a wedding venue outside Albany broke the law when it refused to book their wedding last year. Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, formerly of Albany, filed the complaint against Liberty Ridge Farm in October 2012. They’re asking for unspecified damages and an order telling the farm not to reject customers based on sexual orientation. Attorneys from the New York Civil Liberties Union argued Wednesday before the Division of Human Rights that the 100-acre farm is a business open to the public and subject to the state’s anti-discrimination laws. “We are asking for some damages. We are not asking for very much,” NYCLU attorney Mariko Hirose said.

The couple who owns the farm says their first amendment rights trump state law. I’m confused. Has anyone told them they aren’t free to loudly and continuously complain about gay marriage?

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mill House Inn, East Hampton, Long Island, New York

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Mill House Inn - East Hampton, New YorkPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in East Hampton, Long Island, NY, USA. Located in the heart of historic East Hampton Village, the award winning Mill House Inn is the prefect place for a honeymoon (or proposal – our success rate is 100%). Our concierge will help you with all the details of this romantic moment – with exquisite memories to last a lifetime.

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A Little Gay Wedding Happiness for Your Sunday

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 7.35.04 AMHow about a little same sex wedding to brighten your Sunday?

The Huffington Post reports:

In May, New Yorker Carl Marucci proposed to his boyfriend, Drew Marsenison, with a beautiful flash mob proposal in Central Park that got nearly half a million views on YouTube and left most (if not all) of those viewers teary-eyed. The couple — who tied the knot in September — had us reaching for the tissue box yet again when they uploaded their wedding video to YouTube on Monday.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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