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People celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York outside of Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where the gay rights movement is considered to have started in 1969.
People celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York outside of Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where the gay rights movement is considered to have started in 1969.
How New York almost didn’t legalize same-sex marriage

The threats. The fights. The sacrifices. The behind-the-scenes story of the landmark 2011 law.

By REBECCA C. LEWIS | June 23, 2019
 
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The legislation would prohibit elementary and secondary schools from purchasing biometric technology until July 1, 2022.
Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Caban speaks with civil rights activist Tamika Mallory, following a press conference calling for an investigation into the false conviction of the Central Park Five.
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But Katz reportedly will get a late boost in the Queens district attorney race, too.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Suddenly, the governor just doesn’t dominate Albany like he used to.
Tiffany Cabán speaks during a Queens District Attorney candidates forum at St. John's University.
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The New York Times editorial board endorsed insurgent newcomer Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA. But what does their stamp of approval really do for a candidate?
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New York City’s Office of Special Enforcement is filing a suit against 13 people and entities that the city says turned housing units in 36 buildings into illegal rentals.
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Georgia women might be prosecuted for getting an abortion out of state.

OPINION

Brownstones in New York City's Greenwich Village area.
Democratic candidates have begun proposing housing affordability plans. Here’s what they get right, get wrong, and can’t do.
Gay rights advocates turned a 2009 loss in New York into a victory.
Women should have the freedom to be surrogates, with protection from exploitation.
Activists are targeting Assembly Democrats and hoping for a district attorney upset.

POLITICS

Tiffany Cabán speaks during a Queens District Attorney candidates forum at St. John's University.
The New York Times editorial board endorsed insurgent newcomer Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA. But what does their stamp of approval really do for a candidate?
The threats. The fights. The sacrifices. The behind-the-scenes story of the landmark 2011 law.
Recreational marijuana may have flickered out, but it was the exception.

Policy

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New York City’s Office of Special Enforcement is filing a suit against 13 people and entities that the city says turned housing units in 36 buildings into illegal rentals.
The legislation would prohibit elementary and secondary schools from purchasing biometric technology until July 1, 2022.
Georgia women might be prosecuted for getting an abortion out of state.

PERSONALITY

Cuomo and Skoufis
The Senate investigations chairman wants to play hardball against the governor.
Why the Queens district attorney race is already over.
Félix Matos Rodríguez talks about his goals and making history as CUNY’s first Latino chancellor.
With Donald Trump back on the ballot, the Staten Island Democrat will have to win over conservatives to keep his House seat.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Gov. Andrew Cuomo smiles and waves in the 2015 New York City Pride.
Gay rights advocates turned a 2009 loss in New York into a victory.
Why the Queens district attorney race is already over.
Recognizing the 100 most powerful people on Staten Island.

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