gay marriage

New Yorkers Celebrate Gay Rights Win

by Jeff Coltin
Edith Windsor speaks to the press

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

 

Edie Windsor is getting her money back. She was saddled with over $360,000 in Federal estate taxes after her wife and partner of over 40 years died. A married straight couple wouldn't have had to pay a thing. Suing the United States, her case became a test of the rights afforded to married gay couples by the US Government.

Wedding Industry Welcomes Gay Marriage

by Katie Fisher
same-sex couple on wedding cake
NobMouse, Flickr

New York City wedding industries may soon see a big boom in business.  With the State Senate one vote away from legalizing gay marriage, wedding planners, flower shops, and catering halls are expecting an increase in customers.

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