Posts Tagged ‘same-sex marriage’

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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Local Politicians React to President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Rep. Jerrold Nadler is taking the lead with two Democratic colleagues to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law during the Clinton Administration. The law bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, which denies couples certain protections and benefits. With the proliferation of same-sex marriage in some states since the law was [&hellip
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