It was a wonderful life. That’s how Edith Windsor describes her partnership with Thea Clara Spyer. Theirs was not a fleeting romance — the women were together 42 years sharing ups and downs, laughs and tears. They also shared what they’d earned together, including from Windsor’s job as a programmer with IBM and Spyer’s work as a psychologist.
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New York City’s billionaire three-term mayor has tapped into his personal fortune to further the cause of same-sex marriage, donating $250,000 to support the issue in Maryland where voters will get the chance to weigh in at the ballot box come November.
“Archbishop Henry J. Mansell has met with Father Michael DeVito regarding the priest’s participation in a same-sex marriage ceremony involving a cousin in New York City on August 19th,” the archdiocese said in a prepared statement. “According to Father DeVito his participation in the ceremony was limited to doing a reading. He wore no vestments, but did wear his Roman collar. Archbishop Mansell informed Father DeVito that his participation in this ceremony was perceived by many Catholics as an implicit endorsement of same-sex marriage, which is contrary to Church teaching. As a consequence, and in accordance with canon law, the Archbishop formally rebuked Father DeVito and informed him that the rebuke would be a permanent part of his record.”
Family and friends are remembering the 38-year-old Brooklyn woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Christmas morning.
Officials have yet to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a multi-million-dollar complex of nightclubs and restaurants in a community on New York’s Fire Island.
A town clerk in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs has won her re-election race.
A New York group calling itself the first Parent-Teacher Association unit in the country dedicated to the needs of gay and lesbian youths is under fire from the president of the state PTA, who says permission was never granted to use the trademarked organization’s moniker.
Be Sociable, Share! TweetBy MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK – It sounded like an impossible task: Write a play about gay marriage that can only have a few characters. Oh, and make it about 10 minutes long. Such was the mission for nine playwrights that included Neil LaBute, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright and [...]
Police investigating the suicide of a 14-year-old New York boy have sent his computer and cell phone to a forensics lab to help determine whether bullying he endured rose to a criminal level.