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NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has won a rare endorsement by Gov. Cuomo due to his swing vote on same-sex marriage. Photo: nysenate.gov
NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has won a rare endorsement by Gov. Cuomo due to his swing vote on same-sex marriage. Photo: nysenate.gov

Gay marriage vote a factor in fall elections

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a rare endorsement in a state Senate contest on Monday, backing Democratic incumbent Joseph Addabbo.

Addabbo was one of a handful of Senators who provided swing votes to pass same-sex marriage last year. Now he's locked in a tight race with a Republican challenger, one of several legislators who may pay a price for that vote at the ballot box.

And that's only one way the repercussions from the historic vote last year are shaping in this fall's elections.  Go to full article

Marriage bill headed for uncertain fate

There are mixed signals coming from the state Senate on a bill to legalize same sex marriage. Some say passage is imminent. Others say it won't see daylight before the legislative session ends in three weeks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Could Democrats legalize same-gender marriage in New York?

Now that Democrats have taken control of the State Senate, the chances for the legalization of same sex marriages are greater, say gay rights advocates. But there are still not enough Senators, both Democrat and Republican, on board with the bill right now to pass it in the Senate. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

2nd Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Opens Thursday

The North Country's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender free film festival opens tomorrow night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include coming out, the lives of LGBT people in the developing world and activism. The festival includes a reception Saturday night in Potsdam and concludes Monday night with a special showing in the Cinema Ten series at the Roxy. Todd Moe talks with Nick Wright, a student at SUNY-Potsdam and one of the organizers of the film festival. NCPR is Media Sponsor for this event.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Hosts North Country's First LGBT Film Festival

The North Country's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival opens Friday night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include the needs of youth, raising children, transgender issues, LGBT activism and the politics of AIDS. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of the film festival: Travis Babcock, a student at St. Lawrence and member of SLU PRIDES, and Kate Babbitt, president of PRISM, a regional support and social group.  Go to full article

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