SAN FRANCISCO – The city where the battle for marriage equality in California began in 2004 is bracing for massive celebrations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings involving same-sex marriage on Wednesday. More…
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National Organization for Marriage co-founder says equality does not require benefits for gay couples
A major theme at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference More… in Washington, D.C., was that the Republican Party should once and for all erase the line between social and fiscal issues and further the argument that conservative social policies benefit the economy.
Same-sex marriage opponents participating in a Saturday panel
While opponents of marriage equality were expressing outrage More… Tuesday over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that California’s Proposition 8 — which eliminated marriage for same-sex couples — was unconstitutional, marriage equality supporters across the country exhibited excitement and joy over the decision.
Going forward, the 2-1 decision could
Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced More… it is upholding an earlier court ruling that California’s Proposition 8 voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The decision sets the stage for another appeal, likely to the U.S. Supreme Court, and drew applause from gay-rights advocates buoyed by another clear
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) lent his likeness to a new video series launched by the Human Rights Campaign called “Americans for Marriage Equality.” Franken is the first member of Congress to appear in a video for the campaign, which supports equal rights for same-sex couples, even as legislators in his home state have put a constitutional measure banning marriage equality on the 2012 ballot. The video was released on Thursday.
Kalley King Yanta, a former anchor for a Minneapolis-based television station and an anti-abortion-rights activist, has joined the Minnesota for Marriage group to anchor videos intended to convince Minnesotans to vote for the anti-gay-marriage amendment on the ballot in 2012. The videos — and Yanta — have come under immediate scrutiny.
Though it was presidential candidate Mitt Romney who hardened his stance opposing same-sex marriage during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, it was his strongest rival, Newt Gingrich, who demonstrated his commitment to excluding same-sex couples from marriage by signing the National Organization for Marriage‘s “Marriage Pledge” hours before the debate. More …