Tag Archives: New York

Breaking: Gay marriage passes New York Senate hurdle

Tweet After many, many days of negotiations and close-calls for a vote, same-sex marriage finally passed the NY Senate tonight by a close margin of 33-29. The bill went straight from the Assembly to a floor vote, and was decided after a number of religious exemptions that were agreed upon by New York legislators. Now, [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Fuck. North Carolina has become the third state to defund Planned Parenthood. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is up in arms about New York’s potential step towards marriage equality, crying Communism. Literally. Can the veil be a symbol of Islamic feminism? The Guardian has an interactive map feature on “the most dangerous” countries in [...]
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Jewish mothers lobby for right to nag all their kids about getting married

TweetEven the gay ones. This lovely ad from New Yorkers United for Marriage stars the Blumenthals, a New York couple who have one straight son, who is married, and one gay son, who is not legally allowed to get married. And the Blumenthals want to change this. Because Jewish mothers like to bug their kids [...]
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“For me, public opinion will be the ultimate verdict”: Woman from NYPD Rape Case Speaks Out

Tweet As Courtney and Jos wrote about previously, last week New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the infuriating acquittal of two New York City police officers for rape. You can read more information about the case here. The defense claimed, among other things, that the accuser in the case, a young woman living [...]
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Protest the acquittal of NYC cops for rape TODAY!

TweetA coalition of feminists and organizations, including our very own Lori, have organized a protest today in response to the acquittal of two New York City police officers for rape. The case was a disaster, hinging both on claims an officer did not rape the woman despite evidence to the contrary and assertions she was [...]
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