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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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NYCLU DOMA Challenge supported by NYC, 3 States Briefs

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) lawsuit supported by NYC & 3 States

NYCLU Releases Guide on New NY Marriage Law

NYCLU Releases “Know Your Rights” FAQ on New York’s Marriage Fairness Law  The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a “Know Your Rights” guide that answers frequently asked questions concerning the Marriage Equality Act – the new law granting lesbian and gay couples the freedom to marry in New York State. The guide, written […]

NYS had Same-Sex Marriage since 2002

We have not had same-sex weddings because of the cowardice of Spitzer, Paterson and Cuomo. The New York State constitution was changed to be gender neutral in 2002.  At that point, marriage was no longer dependent on the gender of the participants. No State law, including domestic relations law required the parties to be married to be […]

Same sex marriage passes in NY!

After-the-news-update: At the Gotham Gazette, there is an interesting story of things that happened behind the scenes during the same-sex marriage vote, which those of us watching and celebrating were not privy to. It seems that even when our government is doing some things fairly, they employ games and locked doors to make sure things […]

Recalling SSM in NY: West, NYT & Maddow

But in 2003, when Mr. West became the first Green Party mayor elected in the state, he began to research whether he could marry same-sex couples. (Mr. West, who lost his first bid for re-election after the same-sex marriage fight, was recently restored to the mayor’s office at the ripe old age of 34.) via […]

CA Green Party: Prop. 8 ruling freezing marriages equality until Winter is a Mistake

The Green Party of California called an appeal court’s decision to hold up same-sex marriages until at least December so the 9th Circuit can rule on the constitutionality of Prop. 8, a mistake, and another attack on the rights of a discriminated class of citizens. The decision Monday froze same-sex marriages, which were due to […]

Jon Cooper: Democrats try to lure him away from Gillibrand Challenge

(excerpt from) City Hall news blog Democrats Try To Lure Cooper Into State Senate Race Over Gillibrand Challenge Suffolk county legislator seen as top prospect against Carl Marcellino By Sal Gentile Suffolk county legislator Jon Cooper has been mulling whether to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in a Democratic primary next year, with an announcement set for […]

Bruce Springsteen calls marriage-equality a civil rights issue!

Found this by way of Daily Politics, by way of a detailed story at The NY Times. But, heck, it is emblazoned on the front of the Boss’s web-site: A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM BRUCE Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered […]

Which 8 Democrats voted against same-sex marriage?

2011 Update: Shortly after 10:30pm EST on June 24th, the New York State Senate passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage! This time, only one Democrat voted against it. Story at onthewilderside: here. ______________________________ Original, 2009 post: (excerpt from) Time Union Gay rites still illegal Same-sex marriage bill weighed for the first time in the state Senate […]

Tell Paterson and Cuomo that Same-Sex Marriage is Already Legal in NY

NY Governor David Paterson and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have had all this time to undo the damage done by their joint predecessor NY Attorney General (then Governor) Eliot Spitzer.  Back when Green Party New Paltz Mayor Jason West and Deputy Mayor Rebecca Rotzler were the first in the US to marry same sex couples, […]

What next in NY State Senate coup?

Wed. June 10th, 3:30pm update at wilderside is: here. ________________________ The two main concerns that seemed to stem from the June 8, 2009 coup are: 1. What will the Democrats do? and 2. Oh, my! What is going to happen to the same sex marriage proposal? (Several people asked this when told the news of […]

ILGP Hold Equal Marriage Forum, Blast Democrats for “Scamming” LGBT Community

The Green Party blasted Democrats in the state legislature for deliberately stalling three gay rights bills in the recent legislative session that ended earlier this week. “The Democratic Party has been a big disappointment on gay rights,” said Steve Alesch, candidate for Congress in 2008. “Democrats control the White House, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. […]

Great article: Prop 8, Gay Marriage, Can the government repeal YOUR marriage?

(excerpt from) Los Angeles Times The law and Prop. 8 California’s Supreme Court will have to untangle two important legal questions. By Goodwin Liu November 10, 2008 Is Proposition 8 the last word on same-sex marriage in California? A debate that started this year in the state Supreme Court met its latest verdict at the […]

Prop 8 opponents plan [and another] Saturday protest

Update 11/13/2008: More protests planned for this Saturday, Nov. 15th in various cities around the country. A good web page is here at Join the Impact. Click on their dates and places links for more info. Update: About ten thousand people showed up at each of the two biggest protests. And, more throughout California, where […]