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Gay Marriage: Colin Powell vs. Obama vs. Romney

Gay Marriage: Colin Powell vs. Obama vs. Romney

ABC/Donna Svennevik(WASHINGTON) — Is gay marriage a federal or states’-rights issue? Barack Obama, Colin Powell and Mitt Romney disagree on the issue.Colin Powell made news Wednesday by publicly backing gay marriage, an ostensible endorsement of…

Strong Support for Gay Marriage Now Exceeds Strong Opposition

Strong Support for Gay Marriage Now Exceeds Strong Opposition

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Strong public support for same-sex marriage exceeds strong opposition by a significant margin for the first time in ABC News/Washington Post polls, and African-Americans have moved more in favor, perhaps taking the…

NAACP Board Votes in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

NAACP Board Votes in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Mario Tama/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The NAACP made waves on Saturday evening when its board of directors voted to support same-sex marriage, releasing a statement that “civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law” and citing the 14th Amendm…

Manny Pacquiao’s Conservative Punch

Manny Pacquiao’s Conservative Punch

Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manny Pacquiao’s latest jab toward gay marriage has landed him on the wrong side of the rope in Tinseltown. Pacquiao was scheduled to be interviewed on the set of the TV show Extra at The Grove Wednesday …

Obama Talks Gay Marriage, Politics and Pop Culture on "The View"

Obama Talks Gay Marriage, Politics and Pop Culture on "The View"

ABC/Lou Rocco(WASHINGTON) — President Obama does not fault his vice president for forcing his hand on the issue of same-sex marriage because “it came out of a generosity of spirit,” he said in a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s The View that aired Tues…

Obama and Gay Marriage: Opinions Divide and Sharply, Poll Finds

Obama and Gay Marriage: Opinions Divide and Sharply, Poll Finds

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Americans divide essentially evenly in their responses to President Obama’s new position on gay marriage, with views more strongly negative than positive and stark divisions across political, …

LGBT, Latino Donors Show Obama Love for ‘Marriage Equality’

LGBT, Latino Donors Show Obama Love for ‘Marriage Equality’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama for the first time adopted the language of same-sex marriage advocates Monday, explicitly telling a crowd of LGBT and Latino donors in New York City that his support for “marriage equality&…

Despite Romney Claim, Same-Sex Adoption Laws Vary

Despite Romney Claim, Same-Sex Adoption Laws Vary

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney claimed last week that “all states but one allow gay adoption,” a statistic that came into question Monday.“So that’s a position, which has been decided by most of the state legisl…

Obama Faces Questions on Federal Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

Obama Faces Questions on Federal Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Just days after affirming his support for same-sex marriage, President Obama Monday declined to say whether he would go a step further and publicly take up the fight to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.While the administrat…

Ricky Martin Endorses President Obama

Ricky Martin Endorses President Obama

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — International pop star Ricky Martin, famous for hits like “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and the star of Broadway’s current production of Evita, has come out in support of President Obama, endorsing him for the 2012 election. T…

Newsweek’s Next Cover: Obama ‘First Gay President’

Newsweek’s Next Cover: Obama ‘First Gay President’

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Four days after President Barack Obama affirmed his support of gay marriage on Good Morning America, the editors at Newsweek are ready to anoint him with a new title, “The First Gay President.”At least, that’s w…

Rand Paul Says He Didn’t Think Obama’s Views ‘Could Get Any Gayer’

Rand Paul Says He Didn’t Think Obama’s Views ‘Could Get Any Gayer’

Rand Paul ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sen. Rand Paul mocked President Obama’s recent support of gay marriage on Friday, saying he didn’t think Obama’s views “could get any gayer.”“The president recently weighed in on marri…

Romney Consistent in Support of Gay Adoption

Romney Consistent in Support of Gay Adoption

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney has consistently opposed same-sex marriage, but he again expressed support for gay adoption on Thursday, calling it “fine” and noting that it’s legal in his home state of Massac…

Move the Democratic Convention From Charlotte? Not Likely

Move the Democratic Convention From Charlotte? Not Likely

Marc Piscotty for Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Internet-based protest movement calling for Democrats to move their summer convention from North Carolina appears to be a lost cause.“The convention is staying in Charlotte…

Bristol Palin Targets Obama Over Gay Marriage

Bristol Palin Targets Obama Over Gay Marriage

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bristol Palin, the 21-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has a bone to pick with President Obama. The former Dancing with the Stars contestant chastised the president for allowing …

Obama Touts Support for Gay Marriage at Star-Studded Fundraiser

Obama Touts Support for Gay Marriage at Star-Studded Fundraiser

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — President Obama told a star-studded crowd at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney Thursday night that his decision to support same-sex marriage was a “logical extension of what America is supposed…

Romney Supports Gay Adoption, Doesn’t Recall Bullying Incident

Romney Supports Gay Adoption, Doesn’t Recall Bullying Incident

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney expressed support for gay adoption on Thursday, calling it “fine” and noting that it’s legal in his home state of Massachusetts.  But he again stressed his opposition to same-sex…

Obama Wades into Washington State Marriage Debate

Obama Wades into Washington State Marriage Debate

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — One day after publicly coming out in favor of same-sex marriages, President Obama on Thursday waded into Washington state’s debate over the unions, telling supporters at a Seattle fundraiser to vote against…

Biden Apologizes to Obama for Same-Sex Marriage Comments

Biden Apologizes to Obama for Same-Sex Marriage Comments

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to President Obama on Wednesday for getting ahead of his boss by coming out publicly in favor of same-sex marriages, sources familiar with the exchange told ABC…

Rep. Allen West: Obama May Lose African-American Votes Over Gay Marriage Stance

Rep. Allen West: Obama May Lose African-American Votes Over Gay Marriage Stance

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Some African-Americans will think twice about voting for President Obama in November after he declared his support for gay marriage, according to Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida.“I think it’s goin…

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