Despite attempts to stop them, it looks like same-sex marriages will begin later this month in New Jersey. A judge denied the state’s request for a stay on the new marriage equality law which is set to go in effect October 21.
Letitia James will be the next Public Advocate in New York City, but some are confused how she won the office before November’s General Election. Its simple, she has no Republican opponent in November’s primary. By beating Daniel Squadron in a run-off election on October 1st, James essentially became the Public Advocate-elect.
According to the Associated Press:
A judge ordered that state officials in New Jersey must begin allowing same-sex couples to get married beginning October 21st.
The New York Times released the following documentary this week titled, “Hers to Lose: A Look at Christine Quinn’s Failed Campaign for Mayor.” The video takes a look at the openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council’s final month on the campaign trail.
When the times first started following Quinn for this piece she was leading all of the polls by a significant margin, and the paper probably expected to release a much different story about her bid to be the Mayor of New York City. The documentary released this week, instead, shows her campaign’s struggles especially due to her relationship with one-time-popular Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It also touches upon the struggle of gender inequality, those who backed the “Anybody But Quinn Campaign” and hecklers on the street. There is even one part where an older man admits he his prejudices saying, “I don’t like the idea of a queer… running for office.”
You can watch the behind-the-scenes footage of Quinn attending campaign stops, rallies and more intimate interviews shot by The New York Times here: