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Opinion Pieces are for Opinions, Not Fabrications

Opinion Pieces are for Opinions, Not Fabrications

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In these dangerous political times, news sources must be held accountable in making sure that opinions stay just that, without attempting to invoke twisted falsehoods to a vulnerable general public.

‘New Black’ explores marriage equality in U.S.

‘New Black’ explores marriage equality in U.S.

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts

In today’s society, most demographics are concerned about LGBTQ rights, whether they are for or against the issue. Yoruba Richen’s documentary “The New Black,” which opens at Film Forum today, centers on the struggling campaign leading up to the passage of question six in Maryland that up...

NYU Reacts: Marriage equality in New Jersey

NYU Reacts: Marriage equality in New Jersey

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

New Jersey opened the state to same-sex marriages on Oct. 21 without an appeal from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Christie’s administration had initially stated it would appeal the state’s Supreme Court ruling last Friday denying the state the right to prevent marriages, but then withdrew the...

Christie can afford to digress from constituents on gay marriage

Christie can afford to digress from constituents on gay marriage

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

October 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Gov. Chris Christie took his position by storm in 2010, bringing far more to Trenton than New Jerseyans could have imagined. Equipped with a fast tongue and fierce demeanor, Christie became known to the state — and ultimately the nation — for his straight-talking, truth-dumping, no-nonsense brand...

France legalizing gay marriage should be a wake up call for the U.S. on social reform

France legalizing gay marriage should be a wake up call for the U.S. on social reform

April 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When France legalized marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples on Tuesday, it became the 14th nation in the world to make marriage equality official. The 331-to-225 vote was largely split between the parliamentary left and right, and the final decision roused violent street protests and strong c...

Same-sex marriage is consistent with conservative values

Same-sex marriage is consistent with conservative values

March 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Frank Schubert, a prominent supporter of California’s Proposition 8, recently wrote an opinion piece for the National Review arguing that gay marriage and conservatism are mutually exclusive. Certainly many conservatives narrowly define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. But marria...

Mayor Bloomberg gives $500,000 in support of same-sex marriage campaigns

Mayor Bloomberg gives $500,000 in support of same-sex marriage campaigns

October 24, 2012


Filed under News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 earlier this month to support campaigns for same-sex marriage in Maryland, citing his education at Johns Hopkins as a reason for his closeness to issues in the state. “I was proud to support the successful push for marriage equality in New York state, and...