Gay Marriage

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 […]

Voters give historic votes to legalize gay marriage, marijuana

Voters give historic votes to legalize gay marriage, marijuana

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The outcomes for those ballot measures Tuesday were a milestone for persistent but often thwarted advocacy […]