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Maryland Ready to Become Eighth State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Maryland Ready to Become Eighth State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Maryland is on the verge of becoming the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.On Thursday, the Maryland state Senate voted 25 to 22 to allow gay and lesbian nuptials, coming on the heels of the House of D…

Federal Judge in California Strikes Down Key Provision of DOMA

Federal Judge in California Strikes Down Key Provision of DOMA

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A federal judge in California Wednesday night struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as applied to a federal employee who sought benefits for her same-sex spouse.While this is not the first…

House Democrats Protest California’s Proposition 8

House Democrats Protest California’s Proposition 8

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A collection of House Democrats are protesting silently against Proposition 8 Wednesday, participating in a photo shoot to draw attention to California’s state law banning same-sex marriage.Wednesday the NOH8…

N.J. Gov. Chis Christie Vetoes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

N.J. Gov. Chis Christie Vetoes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept his promise Friday.  The Republican governor vetoed the state’s gay marriage bill.New Jersey lawmakers sent the bill to Christie earlier Friday, after it passed i…

New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will legalize same-sex marriage in the state.Governor Chris Christie has promised to veto the bill, which passed in the Democratic-controlled sta…

Washington State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Washington State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state on Monday became the seventh state to allow same-sex marriages.Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who was once on the fence about the issue, signed the measure into law, declaring that Monday “i…

Obama, No Same-Sex Marriage Supporter, Raises Cash at Lesbian Couple’s Home

Obama, No Same-Sex Marriage Supporter, Raises Cash at Lesbian Couple’s Home

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama, who has opposed same-sex marriage but is said to be “evolving” on the issue, is attending a fundraiser Thursday at the home of a lesbian couple whose 2008 Chicago nuptials were desc…

Washington State Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Act

Washington State Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Act

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state is on the verge of becoming the seventh state in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriages after House lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to legalize these unions.However, the joy felt by supporter…

First Same-Sex Couple Married in California Getting Divorced

First Same-Sex Couple Married in California Getting Divorced

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An interesting sign of the times: the lesbian couple whose legal struggle helped pave the way for gay marriage in California is getting divorced.Robin Tyler and Diane Olson were the original plaintiffs in the Cali…

Washington State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Washington State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state is one step closer towards becoming the seventh state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.On Wednesday evening, the state Senate voted 28 to 21 to pass a bill that would allow gay and l…

Bloomberg Would ‘Welcome’ Obama Stepping Up on Gay Marriage

Bloomberg Would ‘Welcome’ Obama Stepping Up on Gay Marriage

The City of New York(NEW YORK) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he would “welcome” a stronger effort by President Obama to argue in favor of gay marriage.Obama has said his views on gay marriage are “evolving,” and he ha…

Rick Santorum in the Hot Seat Again for Gay Marriage Stance

Rick Santorum in the Hot Seat Again for Gay Marriage Stance

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CONCORD, N.H.) — Rick Santorum became an internet sensation — and the subject of many jabs — when a website mocking him turned up at the top of every Google search.The website, launched by sex commentator and gay activis…

Rick Santorum Gets Booed After Gay Marriage Exchange

Rick Santorum Gets Booed After Gay Marriage Exchange

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CONCORD, N.H.) — Rick Santorum was booed after a lengthy back-and-forth with several students in Concord, N.H., on the issue of same-sex marriage, which is legal in New Hampshire. As Santorum addressed a group of college s…

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