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New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure.

NY State Senate Currently Debating Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Although the vote on same-sex marriage had been previously delayed and reported to have been postponed until the end of the year, NY State senators are currently deliberating the bill and are expected to vote at the end of today’s session.

Join the Hillcrest History Guild’s potluck

The Hillcrest History Guild will be hosting the community event to celebrate the holidays together. Since the Hillcrest Town Council will not be meeting on their usual second Tuesday in December — the open date provided a great opportunity for this good old fashioned gathering.

"Family Ties'" Meredith Baxter comes out on 'Today'

Meredith Baxter has been hiding a seven-year secret. The actress, who is most recognized as Elyse Keaton, the free-spirited mom on the hit ‘80s sitcom "Family Ties," has revealed she is a lesbian.

After Furloughs, States Mull Permanent Cuts

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has estimated that $60 billion in shortfalls are looming for 2011 and $50 billion for 2012, despite signs that the Great Recession may be ending.

World AIDS Day: What are we doing and is it enough?

"Yes some important progress has been made. After years of advocacy, we celebrated the announced end of the travel and immigration ban for people with HIV. We applaud the Obama Administration for its leadership in ending this government-sponsored discrimination against people living with HIV."