Gay marriage backers: NY vote has national impact
NEW YORK — Many obstacles still lie ahead for supporters of same-sex marriage, and eventually they will need Congress or the Supreme Court to embrace their goal. For the moment, though, they are jubilantly channeling the lyrics of “New York, New York.”
Obama says gay couples deserve same rights as all
NEW YORK — Treading carefully, President Barack Obama praised New York state lawmakers who were debating landmark legislation Thursday to legalize gay marriage. But as expected, the president stopped short of embracing same-sex marriage himself, instead asking gay and lesbian donors for patience.
Forum: Marriage is an ideal, not a fairy tale
An audience of 750 million tuned in July 29, 1981, to watch Lady Diana Spencer marry the Prince of Wales.