Gay Marriage

Obama appointees may decide fate of gay marriage

Obama appointees may decide fate of gay marriage

The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become a key testing ground for federal judges’ willingness to embrace same-sex marriage after last year’s strongly worded pro-gay […]

Governor signs Hawaii gay marriage bill into law

Governor signs Hawaii gay marriage bill into law

Hawaii‘s governor on Wednesday signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state, long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony. With the signing by Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii became the 15th U.S. state to legalize marriage for […]

Chris Christie drops gay marriage fight in New Jersey

Chris Christie drops gay marriage fight in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie dropped his fight against gay marriage in New Jersey on Monday, framing the decision in a pragmatic way: No point in fighting a losing battle. Just hours after gay couples began exchanging vows with the blessing of New Jersey’s Supreme Court, Christie announced he was withdrawing his appeal to the high court. […]

Gay marriage set to become legal in Minnesota

Gay marriage set to become legal in Minnesota

With marriages to be available for Minnesota’s gay couples starting Aug. 1, Duluth residents Gary Anderson and Gary Boelhower are getting ready to do something that seemed impossible when they started dating three years ago: plan a wedding. “The plan is to do it in August, definitely,” Boelhower said Monday, shortly after Minnesota’s Legislature took […]