Posts Tagged ‘Gay Marriage’

No Fire and Brimstone Ending

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan by Alan Chartock Conservative predictions about gay marriage haven’t come true What was all the fuss about? Gays and lesbians wanted to marry. You’d have thought the world was going to explode. Nothing made for better news copy. Some evangelicals literally raised hell; we were Sodom and Gomorrah. God would punish us. Leviticus in the [&hellip
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Gay Marriage Nets $259 Million for NYC in a Year

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio   Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christie Quinn announced on Tuesday that a study by the City Clerk’s office  and NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, estimated that same sex-marriages have contributed $259 million to the city’s economy since New York passed the Marriage Equality Act one year ago on [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Gay Marriage Cons and Foraging

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Gay Marriage Con Vice President Joe Biden “outed” President Barack Obama by coming out for gay marriage first (“My Marriage and My President,” May 17). It was one of Biden’s many outspoken comments, although this time he knew the mike was on. This announcement could have been made earlier, during the Obama/Biden administration, but was [&hellip
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My Marriage and My President: New York’s same-sex weddings get belated presidential blessing

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chrismoor By Christopher Moore For all his chatter of hope and change, and for all the good he’s done for gay and lesbian people by allowing them to serve openly in the military, Obama was still a major disappointment on marriage. He talked about how he was “evolving” on the issue, prompting some activists to put [&hellip
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LDS MEETS UWS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

For nearly 25 minutes, Brent Belnap talked about the history of the Mormon Church in New York City, moving deftly across decades and geography. He described how the early Mormons were expelled, sometimes violently, from Upstate New York, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri before settling in what eventually became Utah. And by the time he turned [&hellip
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O’DONNELL SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON GAY MARRIAGE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell took umbrage with State Sen.-elect Pedro Espada Jr.’s assertion that O’Donnell agreed to hold off on pushing a gay marriage bill in the legislature. In an interview last week, Espada said the gay marriage concession would be part of a deal between the Senate Democratic conference and Espada’s three-man renegade caucus. [&hellip
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