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For a long time, opponents of same-sex marriage — and gay rights in general — have managed to put a friendly face on their efforts. With the exception of a few zany whackos, like the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, the message has...
Ask anyone, even those deemed most popular, and there will be a memory of some incident proving a sad reality: kids can be cruel. Kids can also be kind, stunningly so. But, even well-intentioned people (of all ages) often feel pressured to mock...
The ruling Conservatives wasted little time trying to douse a firestorm of concern over the legality of same-sex marriages for foreign couples who married in Canada. According to this Globe and Mail article: All same sex marriages performed in...
The Globe and Mail is reporting that thousands of non-Canadian gay couples who flocked to Canada to get married, may not be legally wed after all. Why? Well, a federal government lawyer’s submission in a same-sex divorce case being heard in...
This Sunday is the first day same sex couples will be able to marry legally in New York State. Some couples are already preparing to get hitched and celebrate just after midnight Sunday morning. New York’s famous I Love NY campaign is...
Sexual Identity and Rights
May 13, 2013 — Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state to legalize gay marriage. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill on Tuesday, making Minnesota the second state in the Midwest to allow same sex couples to marry. Iowa's Supreme Court legalized it in 2009. Minnesota's embrace of gay marriage caps a dramatic political story that's dominated state politics for two years.
May 6, 2013 — When Americans marry noncitizens, their spouses become eligible for green cards and many of the benefits of citizenship — unless the couples are gay or lesbian. Some Democrats are hoping to extend the same benefits to same-sex couples by amending the immigration bill before the Senate.
May 5, 2013 — Glenn Burke was an outfielder with the LA Dodgers in the 1970s. He was also gay — something that many of his teammates knew at the time though the general public did not. Documentary filmmaker Doug Harris discusses how Burke's sexuality sat with his teammates and the Dodgers' front office.
May 3, 2013 — A lot of people have called basketball player Jason Collins a hero for coming out as the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sport. But the Barbershop guys ask if it's heroism or hype.
Apr 30, 2013 — NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated this week. Reaction to his announcement has been largely positive. Melissa Block speaks with former tennis great Martina Navratilova about Collin's decision to come out, and Navratilova's own experience after she came out over 30 years ago.
Freedom to Marry Forum in Canton
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton for the "Freedom to Marry" forum in April 2004. St. Lawrence County gay and lesbian couples, supporters of same-sex marriage and clergy shared their experiences.
PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
The Prism, Gay & Lesbian Concerns Group of Northern New York