Richard Socarides

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Name: Richard Socarides
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

NY Same-Sex Households Increase

ALBANY - The number of New York households led by same-sex couples soared by 40 percent to 65,303 between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.Households with same-sex partners increased from 1.3 percent of all households in ... [Published WGRZ TV - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

The State of the Progressive Movement: New York

Last week I discussed the condition of the progressive movement in my current home state of Maryland. This week I will move on to the status of the movement in the state of my youth, New York. This is relevant because two of next year's Democratic presidential ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Long Island College Hospital sale formalized

The State University of New York formalized the sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group , with its board of trustees announcing Wednesday morning that an agreement with Fortis was finalized Tuesday night and is scheduled to be signed ... [Published Crains NY Business - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Federal breakthroughs for same-sex couples

Just in time for  LGBT Pride Month , t he Departments of Labor and Justice are making separate announcements about federal entitlements for same-sex couples in the United States.The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 6/17/14, 11:06 PM ETObama speaks out ... [Published MSNBC - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Did Obama wait too long on ENDA?

Richard Socarides reacts to your thoughts on President Obama’s executive action on ENDA? (The Last Word) ... [Published NBCNews.com - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Clinton's Gay Marriage Interview Was Controversial Because Of Substance, Not Tone

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's interview last week on National Public Radio drew heavy interest , and no shortage of pre-2016 theatrics, for her sharp exchange on the issue of same-sex marriage.Terry Gross, the host of "Fresh Air," pressed the former ... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 18 2014]
Entities: Hillary Clinton, LGBT, Gay
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 3 reports

Video: Obama speaks out on LGBT exec order

The Last Word|   June 17, 2014President Obama said at a LGBT gala that he will continue to pressure Congress to pass ENDA. Richard Socarides, who attended the gala, joins Ari Melber.Share This ... [Published NBCNews.com - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

GOP bites its tongue on gay-rights...

Despite the fact that President Obama has issued fewer executive orders than any modern president, congressional Republicans tend to include these orders in their indictment against the White House. Obama’s willingness to use executive orders in response ... [Published MSNBC - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 5 reports

Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays

By By | Reuters  –By Jeff MasonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said on Monday, handing ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jun 17 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

News analysis: Shifting views on gay marriage favor Democrats

DENVER — It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for ... [Published Herald Times - May 28 2014]
First reported May 27 2014 - Updated May 27 2014 - 1 reports

Is Same-Sex Marriage Now A Wedge Issue For Democrats?

Not very long ago, opposition to same-sex marriage was considered a wedge issue that favored Republicans and helped bring to the polls voters who are more likely to vote Republican. For example, it’s still a commonly held belief that one of the ... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 27 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Dissent Of The Day

A reader writes: Your criticism of Jo Becker is hopelessly histrionic. I watched election returns at my then-boyfriend’s apartment in West Hollywood on November 4, 2008. I still recall the bewildering disorientation associated with feeling such enormous ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Apr 18 2014]

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...that the federal Constitution gives every American the right to marry the person they love regardless of sexual orientation," said Socarides. "her position is similar to president obama’s, who has said that he favors states moving forward individually and changing their laws. i don’t think it is inconsistent to say, on the one hand, that individual states, as they feel they are ready for it, should move forward on their own timetable and still believe that the federal constitution guarantees everybody the right to marry."

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NY Same-Sex Households Increase [Published WGRZ TV - Jul 16 2014]
The State of the Progressive Movement: New York [Published Huffington Post - Jul 11 2014]
Long Island College Hospital sale formalized [Published Crains NY Business - Jun 25 2014]
Federal breakthroughs for same-sex couples [Published MSNBC - Jun 20 2014]
Video: Did Obama wait too long on ENDA? [Published NBCNews.com - Jun 18 2014]
Clinton's Gay Marriage Interview Was Controvers... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 18 2014]
Video: Obama speaks out on LGBT exec order [Published NBCNews.com - Jun 18 2014]
On Gay Rights, Obama Has Built A Legacy [Published National Journal - Jun 18 2014]
Timing Obama’s Next Gay-Rights Move [Published New Yorker - Jun 17 2014]
GOP bites its tongue on gay-rights... [Published MSNBC - Jun 17 2014]
Obama to sign order barring federal discriminat... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jun 17 2014]
What will Republicans say to Obama's action aga... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 17 2014]
What will Republicans say to Obama's action aga... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 16 2014]
What will Republicans say to Obama's action aga... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 16 2014]
Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Disc... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 16 2014]
Majority Supports Constitutional Right To Same-... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jun 09 2014]
How The Arguments Against Marriage Equality Hav... [Published Think Progress - Jun 03 2014]
News analysis: Shifting views on gay marriage f... [Published Herald Times - May 28 2014]
Is Same-Sex Marriage Now A Wedge Issue For Demo... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 27 2014]
The Defense of the History of (Gay) Marriage [Published AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the t ... - Apr 21 2014]
Other Voices, Other Points, On Becker, Ctd [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Apr 21 2014]
Dissent Of The Day [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Apr 18 2014]
Andrew Cuomo 2016? Governor Coy on Declaring Pr... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 09 2014]
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What will Republicans say to Obama's action aga... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 16 2014]
Is Speaker John Boehner going to have anything to say about this one?President Obama is preparing to take the action against anti-LGBT discrimination that House Republicans have refused to take, issuing an executive order prohibiting federal contractors ...
Majority Supports Constitutional Right To Same-... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jun 09 2014]
The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that a majority of Americans now agree with the proposition that  the Constitution protects the rights of gays and lesbians to marry: This,  from a new Washington Post poll , is a milestone for gay ...
How The Arguments Against Marriage Equality Hav... [Published Think Progress - Jun 03 2014]
Frank Kameny questions Elaine Noble during the 1974 “The Advocates” marriage equality debate. CREDIT: WGBH/Screenshot In 1974, the public television program The Advocates held a debate on the question, “Should Marriage Between Homosexuals Be Permitted?” ...
Is Same-Sex Marriage Now A Wedge Issue For Demo... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 27 2014]
Not very long ago, opposition to same-sex marriage was considered a wedge issue that favored Republicans and helped bring to the polls voters who are more likely to vote Republican. For example, it’s still a commonly held belief that one of the ...
The Defense of the History of (Gay) Marriage [Published AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the t ... - Apr 21 2014]
Gay activist and journalist  Michelangelo Signorile weighs in on the growing controversy over a new book about the gay marriage battle that tends to overlook the work of a number of advocates in both the state and national level. The book by Jo Becker, ...
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