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White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a main provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, but in the legal paper filed with the judiciary it may have signaled a wider push for same-sex marriage as...

Marriage Equality Activists ‘Have Never Been More Hopeful’

Marriage Equality Activists ‘Have Never Been More Hopeful’Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A number of wins these past few weeks for proponents of same-sex marriage have fueled an unprecedented level of optimism, said Stuart Gaffney, a board member of Marriage Equality USA.With a marriage bill pass...

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage BillJupiterimages/Thinkstock(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois lawmakers took a major step in legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday when the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a bill that would sanction the unions.The vote was 34 to 21 with two abstention...

Ohio Catholic School Administrator Fired for Supporting Gay Marriage

Ohio Catholic School Administrator Fired for Supporting Gay MarriageMike Moroski(CINCINNATI) -- An Ohio Catholic school administrator who was fired for supporting gay marriage on his personal blog says his faith is unshaken and he has no regrets for taking a stance on the issue."My point was I wish I had time to care w...

Britain One Step Closer to Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Britain One Step Closer to Allowing Same-Sex MarriageJupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Britain's House of Commons voted in support of the Marriage Bill on Tuesday, which would enable same-sex couples to legally wed.However, while it's endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, the measure still has to p...

Huge Protests in Paris over Same-Sex Marriage

Huge Protests in Paris over Same-Sex MarriageDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- The City of Lights has turned into the city of fights over same-sex marriage.An estimated 300,000 people marched in Paris on Sunday to protest President Francois Hollande’s controversial "marriage for all" ...

National Cathedral to Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

National Cathedral to Officiate Same-Sex MarriagesMedioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The wedding bells will chime in the 106-year-old Washington National Cathedral as Rev. Gary Hall affirmed that -- effective immediately -- same-sex weddings may be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Episc...

“Modern Family” Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in Illinois

“Modern Family” Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in IllinoisCharley Gallay/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is lending his support to a proposed bill in Illinois that would legalize gay marriage.The openly gay actor was in Chicago Wednesday to launch Marriage Equality Days of Action...

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White HouseMike Tapscott / American Military Partner Association(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief.The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in th...

Same-Sex Marriage May Have Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Same-Sex Marriage May Have Mental Health Benefits, Study FindsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the Supreme Court gears up to hear arguments on the legality of same-sex marriage, a new study suggests such unions may boost mental health.Gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are married have significantly low...

US Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

US Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage CasesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court Friday decided to take up two major cases regarding gay marriage, one of which could ultimately lead the court to decide whether there is a fundamental right to same-sex marriage.The justices anno...

Supreme Court Takes No Action on Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Takes No Action on Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- When the nine Supreme Court justices retreated behind closed doors Friday for their regularly scheduled conference, they considered the issue of gay marriage and were widely expected to decide whether to take up a ...

Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Take Gay Marriage Case

Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Take Gay Marriage CaseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- When the nine Supreme Court justices retreat behind closed doors on Friday for their regularly scheduled conference, they will consider the issue of gay marriage and decide whether to take up a case that could ulti...

Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal ImmigrantsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, an issue that may be high on the agenda of newly re-elected President Obama and the 113th Congress, given the increased importance of nonwhites -- ...

Washington Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Washington Voters Approve Same-Sex MarriageJupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- Washington State voters have joined Maryland and Maine in approving same-sex marriage referendums that were put on the ballot on Election Day.The delay in the Washington outcome was due to the closeness of th...

Brad Pitt Donating $100K to Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

Brad Pitt Donating $100K to Same-Sex Marriage CampaignALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt is putting his money where his mouth is as he pushes for the legalization of same-sex marriage in a number of states.The Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday that Pitt will match every ...

Sale of Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Pics to Benefit Gay Marriage Org

Sale of Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Pics to Benefit Gay Marriage OrgFred Duval/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Anne Hathaway is selling her wedding photos to help raise money for a cause that's close to her heart.The 29-year-old Dark Knight Rises star will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her wedding photos to...

Supreme Court Faces Affirmative Action and Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Faces Affirmative Action and Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For anyone fearing that this Supreme Court term might lack the drama of the last one: fear not.On Monday, for the first time since delivering the explosive health care decision last spring, the justices will take t...

Supreme Court Faces Affirmative Action and Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Faces Affirmative Action and Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- On Monday, for the first time since delivering the explosive health care decision last spring, the justices will take the bench and officially begin a new term. On the docket is a major case regarding affirmative a...

Chick-Fil-A Re-Evaluates Funding for Anti-Gay Marriage Groups

Chick-Fil-A Re-Evaluates Funding for Anti-Gay Marriage GroupsAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago lawmaker says that Chick-fil-A is re-evaluating the multimillion-dollar donations the company gives to anti-gay marriage activists and other groups with “political agendas,” a month after compan...

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