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June 17, 2014

Darrin Gayles and Staci Yandle are also both African-American

The US Senate made history on Tuesday (17 June) when it confirmed two openly gay judges to the federal bench on the same day.

Both are also African-American.

Judge Darrin Gayles, confirmed to the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is the first openly gay African American man to be confirmed as a lifetime-appointed federal judge in the nation’s history.

October 23, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo: 'Freedom to marry in this state is secure for generations to come'

Gay marriage opponents lost a legal battle in New York Tuesday (23 October) when an appellate court declined to hear an appeal to the state's marriage equality law.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical group, had asked the Court of Appeals for permission to continue its appeal of a case in which it claimed that the state's senate did not follow proper procedures when it passed a gay marriage bill last year.

The court denied the request without comment.

September 15, 2012

Nathan Schaefer picked to head the LGBT organization Empire State Pride Agenda

The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy group, has a new leader.

Today the civil rights organization named Nathan Schaefer as its executive director.

September 15, 2012

Will Republicans lose Republican support if  they vote for gay marraige?

If you're a Republican who wants to vote for gay marriage legislation, it might be a good idea to reconsider.

This week,  Republican state senators from New York who gave their vote for gay marriage faced difficult primary races. The Daily Beast wonders if this is a sign GOP politicians, even of they want, should steer away from supporting gay marriage.