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ABC News Exclusive: Obama Cites ‘Winds of Change’ in Gay Marriage Shift

ABC News Exclusive: Obama Cites ‘Winds of Change’ in Gay Marriage Shift

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has abandoned his longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage, but says the decision on whether or not to legalize the unions should be left up to individual states, which are “ar…

Report: Obama Campaign Raises $1M After Same-Sex Marriage Shift

Report: Obama Campaign Raises $1M After Same-Sex Marriage Shift

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Hours after President Obama announced on Wednesday that he is now in favor of same-sex marriage, his campaign for reelection sent out its first email to supporters in hopes that this shift in position on gay…

Romney Stops Short of Labeling Obama a Flip-Flopper on Gay Marriage

Romney Stops Short of Labeling Obama a Flip-Flopper on Gay Marriage

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DENVER) — Mitt Romney stood staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage on Wednesday, reaffirming his stance shortly after President Obama announced that he now favors gay marriage, and drawing a stark contrast between the two …

Santorum Says Obama Now Supports ‘Radical Social Engineering’

Santorum Says Obama Now Supports ‘Radical Social Engineering’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(VERONA, Pa.) — Rick Santorum charged President Obama on Wednesday with coming out in favor of “radical social engineering.”That’s the former Republican presidential candidate’s term for same-sex marriage.Santorum, whose deeply …

Gay Marriage Advocate Says Obama Helps National Consensus

Gay Marriage Advocate Says Obama Helps National Consensus

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Richard Socarides, a long-time gay rights advocate and former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, told ABC News that Obama’s public support for same-sex marriages is an “extremely positive&rdq…

John Boehner: Marriage ‘Between a Man and a Woman’

John Boehner: Marriage ‘Between a Man and a Woman’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As President Obama’s support for gay marriage reverberates around the world, the country’s top elected Republican made clear that he still believes marriage should be limited to one man and one woman.&l…

ABC News Exclusive: President Obama Affirms His Support for Same-Sex Marriage

ABC News Exclusive: President Obama Affirms His Support for Same-Sex Marriage

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama announced Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.In an interview …

Timeline of Obama’s ‘Evolving’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Timeline of Obama’s ‘Evolving’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will sit down with ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts on Wednesday at the White House for a wide-ranging interview, his first since Vice President Joe Biden publicly voiced his …

Romney’s View on Same Sex Marriage Remains Unchanged

Romney’s View on Same Sex Marriage Remains Unchanged

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(FORT LUPTON, Colo.) — Mitt Romney’s view on same-sex marriage isn’t evolving. He told a Colorado reporter Wednesday that domestic partnership benefits — including hospital visitation rights– are …

North Carolina Amendment One: Anti-Gay Marriage Measure Passes

North Carolina Amendment One: Anti-Gay Marriage Measure Passes

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A proposed amendment to North Carolina’s constitution which would make marriage between a man and woman the only legal union recognized by the state has passed a statewide vote.The referendum — Nort…

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast votes in a series of contests, but with the presidential primary all but finished, it’s likely that a statewide initi…

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast votes in a series of contests, but with the presidential primary all but finished, it’s likely that a statewide initi…

White House, Obama Campaign on Defense After Biden Backs Gay Marriage

White House, Obama Campaign on Defense After Biden Backs Gay Marriage

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House and the Obama campaign are playing defense on gay marriage, after comments by Vice President Joe Biden reignited debate over the president’s position on the issue and whether he would se…

Biden ‘Absolutely Comfortable’ With Gay Marriage

Biden ‘Absolutely Comfortable’ With Gay Marriage

William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden expressed a candid openness to gay marriage on Sunday, but stopped short of saying whether President Obama would seek to legalize it as an institution in a second term.“I…

Seattle Churches Refuse Petition to Reverse Gay Marriage Law

Seattle Churches Refuse Petition to Reverse Gay Marriage Law

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — At least two Catholic churches in the Seattle area are resisting an archdiocese effort to reverse Washington state’s newly enacted marriage equality law.Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain sent a letter to all area …

Ben & Jerry’s Launches Flavor in Support of Gay Marriage

Ben & Jerry’s Launches Flavor in Support of Gay Marriage

Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank(LONDON) — A longtime advocate for equal rights, Ben & Jerry’s UK has re-named its apple pie flavor “Apple-y Ever After” in support of gay marriage.  This week, the UK government is set to dec…

Convention Chair Says Gay Marriage Should Be Part of Dems’ 2012 Platform

Convention Chair Says Gay Marriage Should Be Part of Dems’ 2012 Platform

Jerod Harris/Getty Images for BGR(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that his party should take a national stand in favor of gay marriage.As chairman of this year’s Democratic National Convention, Villaraigosa w…

Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Maryland on Thursday became the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after Gov. Martin O’Malleyon signed the bill into law.The bill’s passage in Maryland comes on the heels of New Jersey Gov. Chris Chri…

Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

File photo. (http://tonyaparkerforjudge.com)(DALLAS) — Texas Judge Tonya Parker cannot legally marry a woman in her state, so she refuses to perform any marriage ceremonies until there is equality. She finds it “oxymoronic” to perform a ceremony that …

Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

File photo. (http://tonyaparkerforjudge.com)(DALLAS) — Texas Judge Tonya Parker cannot legally marry a woman in her state, so she refuses to perform any marriage ceremonies until there is equality. She finds it “oxymoronic” to perform a ceremony that …

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