Same-sex marriage

Lots to still work out on gay marriage issues

Lots to still work out on gay marriage issues

Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don’t remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will have a lot to do with how they’re treated. Some questions and answers about Wednesday’s court rulings: Q: Can you boil down these two big rulings — 104 […]

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Rhode Island lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to legalize gay marriage on Thursday, making it the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and the last of the six New England states to do so. Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, signed the bill into law almost immediately after the vote […]

Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’

Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’

One of the Republican Party’s leading homophobes, former Senator and failed Presidential candidate  Rick Santorum, is carrying his stirdent anti-gay message even further, urging fellow Republicans to avoid what he calls a “suicidal” endorsement of marrige equality. Even though polls show widespread public support for gay marriage, Santorum claims the trend if “only a fad” […]

Sen. Jeff Flake predicts support for gay marriage in future GOP presidential candidate

The Republican shift from longtime homophobia to acceptance of equality for homosexuals continued Sunday with Sen. Jeff Flake saying it is “inevitable” that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage. Flake, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” admitted the political landscape is shifting and will eventually field […]

National Cathedral in Washington will perform same sex marriages

National Cathedral in Washington will perform same sex marriages

The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages. Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its […]

Focus on campaign issues: Same sex marriage

Focus on campaign issues: Same sex marriage

The issue: On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are. Half a dozen states and the District of Columbia have made history by legalizing it, but it’s prohibited elsewhere, and 30 states have placed bans in their constitutions. […]

Rep. Barney Frank marries gay lover in Massachusetts

Rep. Barney Frank marries gay lover in Massachusetts

Retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, the openly-gay member of Congress whose former boyfriend ran a prostitution ring out of the representative’s Capitol Hill townhouse, Saturday became the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a same-sex marriage. Frank, 72, married his 42-year-old gay lover Jim Ready at the Boston Marriott hotel.  Massachusetts Gov. Deval […]

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement could help Romney

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement could help Romney

President Barack Obama’s sweeping endorsement of gay marriage is already sending shockwaves through America with both sides lining up to take advantage of an issue that will redefine the Presidential campaign. Obama’s backing of  legal marriages between adults of the same sex moves social issues to the forefront and creates a clear difference between the […]