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Boehner Won’t Change Views on Same-Sex Marriage

Boehner Won’t Change Views on Same-Sex Marriage

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner says he cannot envision a situation where his views would shift away from his opposition to same-sex marriage, even if one of his children came out as gay.The Ohio Republican made …

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 Signed

Joe 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…

President Obama Explains Legal Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama Explains Legal Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama strongly suggested Friday that his interpretation of the Constitution does support a fundamental right to same-sex marriage, even if he didn’t put that argument in writing before the Supre…

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Illinois Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Jupiterimages/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 Marriage

Mike 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…

Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Wedding Cake

Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Wedding Cake

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Sweet Cakes, an Oregon-based bakery, says on its website they make “cakes for any occasion.”But that isn’t the case, according to one customer, who says she was denied a cake for her same…

National Cathedral to Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

National Cathedral to Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

Medioimages/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…

Maine Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages on Saturday

Maine Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages on Saturday

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Maine) — Same-sex couples in Maine are heading to city halls across the state on Saturday to say “I do” on the first day the state’s new gay marriage law goes into effect. At the clerk’s office in Portland, five coup…

Washington Celebrates First Same-Sex Weddings in State

Washington Celebrates First Same-Sex Weddings in State

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SEATTLE, Wash.) — As the clock struck midnight Sunday, wedding bells began to ring in Washington.Same-sex couples tied the knot in midnight ceremonies as a new state law went into effect recognizing their marriages.Marriage li…

George Will: ‘Quite Literally, The Opposition to Gay Marriage Is Dying’

George Will: ‘Quite Literally, The Opposition to Gay Marriage Is Dying’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — While Supreme Court watchers ponder how justices will come down in the debate over gay marriage, ABC’s George Will said Sunday on ABC News “This Week” it’s clear where public opinion is headed.“There …

Supreme Court Decision to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases Reignites Debate

Supreme Court Decision to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases Reignites Debate

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) — The Supreme Court’s announcement that it would hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting same-sex marriage has reinvigorated one of the most hotly contentious social debates in American history, a debate that ha…

Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Possession Now Legal in Washington

Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Possession Now Legal in Washington

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Thursday marks a historic day for Washington state.  Not only is same-sex marriage now legal there, but possessing small amounts of marijuana is no longer against the law.At midnight, both laws went into effect.&…

West Point Cadet Chapel Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding

West Point Cadet Chapel Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding

Courtesy Jeff Sheng(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — As her Aunt Sue and Aunt Penny became the first same-sex couple to marry at West Point Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel, 15-year-old Amanda Fulton thought she should have gone with waterproof mascara as she felt …

Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Take Gay Marriage Case

Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Take Gay Marriage Case

iStockphoto/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…

Washington State, Following Same-Sex Marriage Vote, Uses Gender-Neutral Terms

Washington State, Following Same-Sex Marriage Vote, Uses Gender-Neutral Terms

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington State’s Department of Health sought public feedback at a Nov. 28 hearing to decide on gender-neutral wording in marriage and divorce certificates. It was an inevitable consequence of the newl…

Washington Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Washington Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Jupiterimages/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…

Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate set off weekend-long debates about the young Wisconsin rep’s fiscal policies, but less was said about his stance on social issues. Where does Romney’s runn…

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After traditional marriage advocates came out en masse for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week, gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday to show their support for companies that offe…

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After traditional marriage advocates came out en masse for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week, gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday to show their support for companies that offe…

Chick-fil-A Opponents Stage Same-Sex Kiss-In

Chick-fil-A Opponents Stage Same-Sex Kiss-In

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of traditional marriage activists ate “mor chickin” to support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.  On Thursday, it is same-sex marriage allies’ turn.Gay marriage supporters are put…

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