Defense of Marriage Act
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie welcomed the request, though it was below the $83 initially sought. [Lisa Lerer and Roger Runningen]
"The president's plan…would not pay for damage already covered by private insurance and would extend aid only to primary residents." Also, Con Ed will not be eligible for aid. [Raymond Hernandez and Peter Baker]
In his first major speech before a predominately lesbian, gay and transgender audience since passing New York's same-sex-marriage law, Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out what he said is the next phase of the LGBT agenda.
In a speech during the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in midtown Manhattan, Cuomo said it will include passing "real" anti-bullying legislation in Albany and getting LGBT people protected under federal anti-discrimination laws for housing and employment, and legalizing same-sex marriage in every state.(2)