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Bush on Gay Marriage, Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

Bush on Gay Marriage, Why Obama Kept His Terrorism PoliciesSAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania) -- President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an exclusive ABC interview that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.&...

Same-Sex Couple Pay More of Their Wedding Bills Than Straight Couples

Same-Sex Couple Pay More of Their Wedding Bills Than Straight CouplesComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Same-sex couples are more likely to pay for the majority of a wedding themselves, according to a survey by wedding site TheKnot.com and gay news source The Advocate.According to the survey, released last week, a large m...

Brian Brown: Same-Sex Marriage Not Inevitable Nationally

Brian Brown: Same-Sex Marriage Not Inevitable NationallyABC News(WASHINGTON) -- When asked whether same-sex marriage bans across the country will eventually be struck down following the landmark Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown told ABC N...

Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stoppage of Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stoppage of Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court denied an emergency motion filed by  sponsors of California's Proposition 8 to stop the same sex weddings that resumed in California shortly after last Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings. Typi...

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto Rico

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto RicoHemera/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- The Supreme Court's decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act also affects Puerto Rico. The federal government gives 1,138 rights, benefits and protections to married couples, including immigration right...

Massive Anti-Gay Marriage Protest in Paris

Massive Anti-Gay Marriage Protest in ParisERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Tens of thousands of protesters have amassed in Paris in opposition to the recently passed law allowing for gay marriage, according to BBC News. President Francois Hollande signed the bill into law last week, a...

Charlie Crist Supports Gay Marriage, Raises Gubernatorial Speculation

Charlie Crist Supports Gay Marriage, Raises Gubernatorial SpeculationLarry Marano/WireImage(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was once known for being a staunch Republican, but these days he’s better known for jumping between party lines. Earlier this week, the Republican-turned-Independent-turne...

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex WeddingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(RICHLAND, Wash.) -- A florist who reportedly refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding because of her religious beliefs is being sued by the Washington State Attorney General.The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in Benton C...

Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic CostChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What is the cost to gay people of not being allowed to marry? A University of Massachusetts economist believes the lifetime cost averages $500,000 per couple.Professor Lee Badgett, director of the University o...

Sen. Rob Portman’s Son Writes About Coming Out

Sen. Rob Portman’s Son Writes About Coming OutPhoto by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Two weeks after his Republican senator dad announced his support for gay marriage and one day before the Supreme Court is to hear arguments on the issue, 21 year-old Will Portman penned an edit...

Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Gay Marriage

Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Gay MarriageJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two landmark cases on same-sex marriage this week, nearly 11 months after President Obama first announced his support of marriage for same-sex couples, a decision he re...

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Regarding Gay Marriage this Week

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Regarding Gay Marriage this WeekJupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from both sides of the same sex marriage debate this week. At issue are California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Both prohibit same sex marriage, but ...

Karl Rove: ‘I Could’ Imagine Next GOP Presidential Nominee Supporting Gay Marriage

Karl Rove: ‘I Could’ Imagine Next GOP Presidential Nominee Supporting Gay MarriageABC News(NEW YORK) -- Fox News contributor and former Bush deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said Sunday morning on This Week that he can imagine the next Republican nominee for the White House supporting gay marriage.“I could,” Rove said on ...

Pelosi, Boehner Wrestle Over Shift in Gay Marriage Support

Pelosi, Boehner Wrestle Over Shift in Gay Marriage SupportOlivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg(WASHINGTON) -- With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage next week, two more prominent lawmakers took time to express their unwavering views on the issue.When asked about his defense of the De...

Santa Fe Goes Rogue on Gay Marriage

Santa Fe Goes Rogue on Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA FE, N.M.) -- Same-sex marriage is already legal in New Mexico, if Santa Fe city officials are to be believed.Citing an ABC News-Washington Post poll this week that showed growing support for gay marriage nationally, Santa F...

Bill Clinton Says ‘It’s Time to Overturn’ Gay Marriage Law He Signed

Bill Clinton Says ‘It’s Time to Overturn’ Gay Marriage Law He SignedJoe Scarnici/Getty Images for TRANS4M(WASHINGTON) -- Former President Bill Clinton is adding his name to the list of those who say the Supreme Court should overturn the federal law restricting marriage to one man and one woman. Seventeen years after he...

Clint Eastwood Joins Republicans for Gay Marriage, Highlighting Growing GOP Rift

Clint Eastwood Joins Republicans for Gay Marriage, Highlighting Growing GOP RiftMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A growing split in the Republican Party deepened Thursday when Clint Eastwood, the movie star who rocked the GOP convention by interviewing an invisible President Obama, joined the ranks of Republicans who are in...

Obama Administration Joins Legal Fight Against Calif. Gay Marriage Ban

Obama Administration Joins Legal Fight Against Calif. Gay Marriage BaniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice filed a brief Thursday in the case of a controversial California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, asking the Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ...

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Is the Next Civil Rights Issue

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Is the Next Civil Rights IssueJupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has “evolved” on gay marriage, his administration opposes the federal law against it, and now, Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s the next big civil rights issue.In an exclus...

Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus BriefiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The issue of same sex-marriage is dividing the Republican Party, as a group of more than 80 prominent members of the GOP, ranging from Dick Cheney's daughter to four former governors, have signed an amicus brief be...
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