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19 Jul, 2011

Getting Married In New York State: What You Need To Know

July 19th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Congratulations Hudson Valley Residents; New York State has finally passed and almost enacted its Marriage Equality Legislation - and now all residents of the Empire State are entitled to the same legal rights of Marriage under State law! This took many years, and the efforts of to many to count, but this indeed is a [...]

26 Oct, 2009

Marriage Equality in NY State; Only 5 Days Away? Maybe, But We Need You To Pick Up The Phones & Call Your Senator

October 26th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

If you listened to the news in the last day or so, you've likely heard that Gov. Paterson is planning to put Marriage Equality on Senate’s Agenda sometime in the next few days. Now, it looks like it soon could become legal for gays and lesbians to marry in The Empire State, but [...]

21 Oct, 2009

An Open Letter to Senator William Larkin by Norman Miller; Please Explain What You Mean By “We Are Working On” Marriage Equality

October 21st, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

An Open Letter to Senator William Larkin By Norman Miller Wallkill, New York Dear Senator Larkin: I am writing an open letter to you and also submitting this as a Letter to the Editor to newspapers within and around your district. I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet you briefly [...]

14 May, 2009

Want To Get Gay Married? Senator Steve Saland Needs To Hear From You. Please Call Him.

May 14th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

For those that have been following, recently the New York Legislature voted in favor of Gay Marriage. At this point, the bill moves on to the New York Senate - where, if it passes, it will be signed into law by Governor Patterson. For those of us in Dutchess and Columbia Counties, we are represented [...]

7 May, 2009

BGHV Weekend: Psycho Beach Party, Roller Derby & Mom’s Day

May 7th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Everyone - The wheels just keep rolling forward in the movement for marriage - congrats to Maine!  We've said it before and we'll say it again - if you have yet to call your reps and express your approval of gay marriage legislation in New York...do it now! In other news, Big Gay Hudson [...]

30 Apr, 2009

BGHV Weekend: Wine Tasting, Sound of Music, and Your “First” Time

April 30th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Everyone! It's been a busy political week (or shall I say month, for that matter).  As measures to adopt gay marriage moved forward in New Hampshire and Maine, New York also continues to push forward.  Just two days after 2,000 LGBT New Yorkers and our allies went to Albany to show the power of [...]

23 Apr, 2009

BGHV Weekend: “Into the Woods”, Marriage Equality & Gay Stand-Up

April 23rd, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  As the battle for marriage equality in NYS continues this week, a recent poll shows 53% of the state in favor of the legislation!  If you haven't done so yet, be sure to contact your local representatives to express your approval of this measure and encourage them to do the same.     [...]

16 Apr, 2009

BGHV Weekend: Gays Gone “Wilde”, Grand Wine Tasting & Girls Spring Flings

April 16th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the weekend everyone! Spring is in the air, with that comes an incredible variety of LGBTQ events and happenings over the next five days. From lesbian dance parties to film screenings and live theatrical performances and dinner parties, there is no shortage of Big Gay Hudson Valley happenings this week. But [...]

16 Apr, 2009

New York Governor Introduces Marriage Equality Legislation

April 16th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

From The New York Times: Gov. David A. Paterson introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, vowing to personally involve himself in the legislative debate at a level that is rare for a chief executive in New York. Throwing the weight of his office behind legislation that still faces considerable obstacles in Albany, [...]