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David and Nancy Currier
David and Nancy Currier

StoryCorps: Cars and love

The StoryCorps mobilebooth spent nearly a month here in the North Country this summer. During its time in Saranac Lake and Glens Falls dozens of people got to share their stories by interviewing each other. Nancy Currier and her husband David visited the booth in Glens Falls a couple of weeks ago to talk about the unusual way that they met.  Go to full article
NYS Conservative Party chairman Michael Long
NYS Conservative Party chairman Michael Long

NY opponents of same-sex marriage promise fight for "traditional" values

Despite this week's decisions in New York and California, supporters of same-sex marriage still face a lot of opposition. A Gallup poll conducted earlier this month found that 56% of Americans oppose granting marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. 40% support the idea. Republican leaders in New York haven't said yet whether they'll fight Governor Paterson's decision. But the state's Conservative Party issued a statement describing the move as misguided and undemocratic. Brian Mann spoke with the party's top official, Michael Long. Long says this decision will trigger a statewide battle over the definition of marriage.  Go to full article

Assembly approves same-sex marriage bill

The New York State Assembly for the first time has passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 81 to 65. It won't be acted on in the Senate this year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer promises legislation on same-sex marriage

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage before the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Bruno Attacks Spitzer for Failure to Stop Gay Marriages

State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says he disagrees with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's decision not to seek an injunction against gay marriages performed by the Mayor of New Paltz. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Unlikely to Consider Gay Marriage

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has forced State lawmakers there to contend with the issue of gay marriage. In New York State there is not much momentum for any changes in the near future. But some predict the courts could decide the matter in New York, as they have in Massachusetts.  Go to full article

Canadian Government Considers Leaving Marriage to the Church

There's a report the Canadian federal government is considering withdrawing from the marriage business and leaving it to the church. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Ontario Won't Appeal Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

The province of Ontario likely won't appeal a precedent-setting court ruling on same-sex marriages. Provincial Attorney General David Young, commenting on the ruling for the first time since the decision last week, says that's up to Ottawa. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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