gay marriage

Local pols praise Supreme Court DOMA ruling
Local pols praise Supreme Court DOMA ruling
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/26/2013 at 4:36PM

Local politicians, including several openly gay and married elected officials, praised the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a law which denied same-sex couples the legal protections afforded to heterosexual spouses. “When I realized that I was gay, I thought that all of those things that I dreamed about would be denied to me. And in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/28/2013 at 8:06AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday; Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 39. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Devil Science Theater 3000 Devil Science Theater 3000 at the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/27/2013 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with rain showers, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 36. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/26/2013 at 8:11AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 48. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Ashley Garrett – Slate House Acumen Project [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/21/2013 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 9. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 [...]

Van Bramer set to wed longtime partner this weekend
Van Bramer set to wed longtime partner this weekend
News Alexa Altman 7/27/2012 at 2:20PM

On a warm November night last year in Puerto Rico, Dan Hendrick slipped a silver ring from his pocket, descended on one knee and proposed to long-time partner Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Thoughts of marriage had lingered in Hendrick’s mind for some time, but busy schedules always intervened. They talked about it on and off, [...]

Same-sex marriage generated $259 million in first year
Same-sex marriage generated $259 million in first year
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/25/2012 at 4:32PM

A first anniversary is always exciting, and this one even more so. July 24 marked one year since the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York. The thousands of same-sex couples that married in New York City since gay marriage became legal in the state on July 24, 2011, have brought in millions for the [...]

Obama says same-sex marriage should be legal
News Jay Lane 5/09/2012 at 3:27PM

President Obama said Wednesday that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview at the White [...]

Whitney Houston funeral to be held in Newark: report
Whitney Houston funeral to be held in Newark: report
News Jay Lane 2/13/2012 at 2:56PM

Whitney Houston funeral to be held in Newark: report A funeral is to be held for Whitney Houston in her hometown of Newark later this week, according to a new report. The pop superstar was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room over the weekend and her body is to be flown across the [...]