Same-sex marriage

Same sex marriage issues arise in McConnell Senate race

Same sex marriage issues arise in McConnell Senate race

A Republican Senate candidate in Kentucky said that same-sex marriage could lead to a parent claiming marriage to his or her child to gain tax benefits and other privileges. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin is challenging five-term Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 GOP primary. Bevin said Wednesday that marriage should retain its traditional definition […]

Arizona bill uses religion to promote homophobia

Arizona bill uses religion to promote homophobia

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal “state-sanctioned discrimination” and an embarrassment. The 33-27 vote by the House Thursday evening sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at […]

Pro gay-marriage decisions send homophobes reeling

Pro gay-marriage decisions send homophobes reeling

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America’s most conservative states to accept gay nuptials. Some gay-marriage foes are backing a bill recently introduced in both chambers of Congress that would leave states fully in charge […]

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia will still not be able to […]

Court says ‘nada’ to stay on Utah gay marriage ruling

Court says ‘nada’ to stay on Utah gay marriage ruling

A federal appeals court on Sunday declined to stop officials in Utah from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following a judge’s ruling last week that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. Utah Governor Gary Herbert asked for an emergency stay to prevent marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples after U.S. District […]

Cheney sisters in public fight over gay marriage

Cheney sisters in public fight over gay marriage

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over gay marriage that began on “Fox News Sunday” and soon spread to social media. Discussing her U.S. Senate campaign on the talk show, Liz Cheney restated her support for the “traditional […]

Justice Kennedy halts another California attempt to stop gay marriage

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state. Kennedy turned away the request on Sunday with no additional comment. Same-sex marriage opponents asked him to step in on Saturday, a day after the federal […]