Cuomo Inaugurated as N.Y. Governor

ANDREW CUOMO X390 (GETTY IMAGES) | ADVOCATE.COMAndrew Cuomo, who pledged during his campaign to make marriage equality a priority, was inaugurated as governor of New York on Saturday.
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N.Y. Post Continues Tradition of Homophobia With ‘Elton and Wife’ Headline

The New York Post calls David Furnish the “wife” of Elton John, prompting critiques from watchdog groups.
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N.Y. Assemblyman Lunges at Phelps Protester 

Westboro Baptist Church Dov Hikind SHIRLEY PHELPS-ROPER X390 | ADVOCATE.COMDov Hikind, assemblyman for the state’s 48th district, charged through
a barrier surrounding Westboro Baptist Church’s Shirley Phelps-Roper
during a Monday protest in Brooklyn and shouted, “You’re a whore!”
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Fight Back N.Y. to Target Padavan

FightBackNewYorkx390 (Screengrab) | Advocate.comFight Back New York will announce Monday that it plans to target incumbent Republican state senator Frank Padavan of Queens.
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N.Y. Poll: Paladino Gaining on Cuomo

Cuomox180 (NY State) | Advocate.comA new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Democratic New York gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo leads Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino by just six points.
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Targeted N.Y. Lawmaker Gets Defensive

Bill Stachowskix390 (NY.gov) | Advocate.comNew York state Sen. Bill Stachowksi, who faces a tough primary challenge, is making calls to dismiss Fight Back New York, the PAC targeting him  for his vote against marriage equality.
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Gay Anger Meets N.Y. Senate Leader

On Saturday angry gay activists met with New York state senate majority leader John Sampson, who would not commit to a timetable for another marriage equality vote as he defended his support for Democrats who voted against the bill last year.
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N.Y. AG Endorsement Questioned

A prominent gay supporter of New York attorney general hopeful Kathleen Rice questioned the process by which a statewide gay rights group endorsed Eric Schneiderman, her rival for the Democratic nomination.
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