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GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO RELEASES MARRIAGE EQUALITY MESSAGE
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
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New York's top court names its first openly gay judge - The Independent June 22nd, 2017 19:33:00 EDT -0400

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Gay Life in New York, Between Oppression and Freedom - New York Times (blog) June 22nd, 2017 04:04:05 EDT -0400

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A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined - New York Times June 21st, 2017 06:00:18 EDT -0400

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First Openly Gay Judge Confirmed for New York's Highest Court - New York Times June 21st, 2017 16:55:08 EDT -0400

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Federal Court Lifts Injunction on Mississippi Anti-Gay Law - New York Times June 22nd, 2017 19:05:00 EDT -0400

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Comptroller Survey Finds LGBTQ Population in New York Still Faces Discrimination - NY1 June 20th, 2017 17:34:08 EDT -0400

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New York Today: Meeting a Gay Pride Grand Marshal - New York Times June 19th, 2017 06:28:42 EDT -0400

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Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules - New York Times June 20th, 2017 13:06:16 EDT -0400

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New York's LGBTQ Story Began Well Before Stonewall - New York Times June 19th, 2017 10:38:15 EDT -0400

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NYPD set to make transition easier for transgender cops - New York Post June 21st, 2017 16:50:00 EDT -0400

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Transgender Former 'Glee' Star Reveals Changed Name on Twitter - NBC New York June 22nd, 2017 11:15:51 EDT -0400

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Joe Biden to LGBT Gala: 'Hold President Trump Accountable' - NBC New York June 22nd, 2017 06:04:49 EDT -0400

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Cyberbullying tackled by new student film, town hall initiative - Metro US June 22nd, 2017 09:34:34 EDT -0400

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'A Tragedy Hit Home': Push to Stop Bullying After Death of 12-Year-Old Girl - NBC New York June 19th, 2017 21:57:01 EDT -0400

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LGBT group wants to paint city crosswalks in rainbow colors - New York Post June 16th, 2017 17:29:00 EDT -0400

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