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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...
News stories tagged with "same-sex-marriage"
by Brian Mann
Nov 12, 2008 — North Country Public Radio is airing a new series of interviews called "A Fresh Start." We've asked some of the country's most compelling thinkers to make recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. One of the thorniest issues facing American society is religious faith. Our nation is a tapestry of different religions and different churches. Episcopal priest and activist George Nagle from Saranac Lake says he thinks religion can play a healthier role in our political debates. Father Nagle told Brian Mann that the faith community should urge Barack Obama to think about a different slate of top issues. Go to full article
May 30, 2008 — State Lawmakers expressed surprise at the news that Governor David Paterson has quietly authorized state agencies to recognize same-sex marriage performed in other states and other countries. Meanwhile Paterson was trying to downplay the significance of the move. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 30, 2008 — 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
Oct 06, 2006 — Democratic candidate for Governor Eliot Spitzer addressed over 1000 members of the gay rights group Empire State Pride Agenda at the group's annual dinner. Spitzer told the group he'll work to make same sex marriage legal in New York if he's elected in November. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Oct 06, 2006 — Eliot Spitzer says gay marriage is part of the "core values" in a civil rights campaign he said should draw people together, rather than divide them. Spitzer addressed the annual meeting of the Empire State Pride Agenda last night in New York. The gay rights group has endorsed Spitzer's Democratic campaign for governor against Republican-Conservative John Faso. Faso says he's open to the idea of civil unions but not gay marriage. Last night, Spitzer made his position clear. Go to full article
Jul 10, 2006 — Now that the state's highest court has ruled that gay and lesbian couples do not have a constitutional right to marriage under current law, the issue moves to the state legislature. The sponsor of a bill to legalize same sex marriage says he thinks the court decision will help build momentum for the measure. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 07, 2006 — New York's highest court ruled that marriage of same-sex couples is against state law. In a divided ruling, the Court of Appeals said it's up to the legislature to change the statute. The news came as a great disappointment to the 44 couples who challenged the law. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2006 — The U.S. Senate again voted down the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage -- but the margin is narrowing. NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco shares her thoughts on how our times define our prejudices, and who holds them. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Mar 02, 2005 — North Country Public Radio is Media Sponsor for the "Out at the Movies" film festival, which begins Thursday night and continues through Monday. The free festival will show documentaries and feature films exploring issues and concerns in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Todd Moe talks with Brooklyn filmmaker Jim de Seve, whose documentary, Tying the Knot, uncovers the many issues behind the topic of same-sex marriage. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 16, 2004 — A public forum coming up Sunday night at 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton, will explore marriage equality for gays and lesbians. Martha Foley talks with Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton co-minister Anne Marsh about marriage of same-sex couples, civil unions, and the issues surrounding them. Go to full article