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The Republican-led health committee of the New York Senate approved a medical marijuana bill on Tuesday, only the first of a series of hurdles but nonetheless a vote that shocked advocates into silent disbelief before they quickly erupted into cheers.
Joining the widespread condemnation of Jo Becker's book Forcing The Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality , writer and activist Dan Savage called the book a divisive lie, a theft, a "bullshit-washing of history" and appalling. Speaking with
A Queens senator on Wednesday announced a party defection, creating a major shakeup in the fight to control the state's upper house. Democrat Tony Avella says he is leaving the mainline Democratic party in the state legislature to join the
Witt-requested House Bill 2554 and House Concurrent Resolution 5026, both introduced Friday, are aimed at erasing state law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman only...According to the fiscal note attached to House Bill 2453, it
Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is back on A&E after a short suspension over controversial remarks he made about gays and black people. While the right is congratulating itself on winning this battle, it's actually losing its war on marriage
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday is scheduled to hear a new bill called the Marriage Equality Act, (S3109) which is a slightly modified version of a bill (S1) to legalize gay marriage that Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed in 2012...
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is attacking the Illinois bill legalizing same-sex marriage in a letter he asked to be placed in all church bulletins throughout the Chicago Archdiocese, NBC Chicago reports : "There will be consequences for the
The Senate approved a bill Thursday outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The bill, which passed by a vote of 64-32, will now go to the Republican-controlled House where it faces an uphill battle and may
The Hawaii House Committees on Judiciary and Finance have advanced the marriage equality bill , sending the measure to the House floor for a second reading and full vote. Think Progress adds : The committees added three amendments to the bill...The
Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of the gay rights group Equality Illinois, reflected on the end of a yearslong legislative battle: "The first thought that popped into my mind was all those families around the state that I've met over the past five years in