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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
Dec 20, 2013 — U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the state's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment's due process clause.
Dec 19, 2013 — Rev. Frank Schaefer presided over his son's marriage to another man six years ago. When his congregation learned about the marriage this year, a complaint was filed with United Methodist officials. The church says same-sex marriage is "incompatible with Christian teaching." Schaefer disagrees.
Dec 18, 2013 — LGBT activists are hailing the Obama administration's choice of a delegation to attend the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. It doesn't include the President or Vice President or their wives or even cabinet secretaries. Instead the delegation includes prominent gay athletes. This is seen as a rebuke of Russia's new anti-propaganda law that targets those who are LGBT.
Dec 18, 2013 — President Obama is staying home from next year's Winter Games, sending openly gay athletes instead to scold Russia for its anti-gay policies. This isn't the first time politics has intruded on the Olympics. Although the games are intended to be an apolitical athletic gathering, they have frequently provided a platform for protest.
Dec 11, 2013 — Photographers and a cake baker who oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds are challenging rulings that compel them to provide wedding services to gay couples. Lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.
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