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Traditional Marriage Supporters Urged to Patronize Chick-fil-A

Traditional Marriage Supporters Urged to Patronize Chick-fil-A

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — People who support traditional marriage are being urged to patronize their Chick-fil-A restaurants on Wednesday by simply ordering chicken. 
This “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” is the brainchild of former Arkans…

Supreme Court Will Likely Be Finally Arbiter on California’s Prop 8

Supreme Court Will Likely Be Finally Arbiter on California’s Prop 8

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The hot button issue of same-sex marriage is headed to the Supreme Court.After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last spring struck down California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as the union of one m…

Democrats Poised to Include Same-Sex Marriage in Party Platform

Democrats Poised to Include Same-Sex Marriage in Party Platform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats are poised to include support for same-sex marriage in the party’s platform of official policy positions when they meet at the national convention in September, sources told ABC News.A committee of …

Democrats Poised to Include Same-Sex Marriage in Party Platform

Democrats Poised to Include Same-Sex Marriage in Party Platform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats are poised to include support for same-sex marriage in the party’s platform of official policy positions when they meet at the national convention in September, sources told ABC News.A committee of …

Facebook Adds Same-Sex Marriage Status and Icons

Facebook Adds Same-Sex Marriage Status and Icons

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Operating systems and tech services seem to be getting more LGBT friendly by the day.  On the heels of Apple’s adding same-sex emoticons to its iOS 6 operating system, Facebook has added a same-sex …

Washington Same-Sex Marriage Law to Go Up for a Vote in November

Washington Same-Sex Marriage Law to Go Up for a Vote in November

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Last February, Washington became the seventh state in the nation to permit gay and lesbian weddings after Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the measure into law.At the time, Gregoire declared it was “a da…

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme Court

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme Court

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A federal appeals court in California has denied a petition to have Prop 8—the 2008 California ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman—further reviewed by a larger pan…

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…

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, …

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…

Mitt Romney Evokes Importance of Living for God in Liberty University Speech

Mitt Romney Evokes Importance of Living for God in Liberty University Speech

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(LYNCHBURG, Va.) – Delivering the commencement address at the evangelical Liberty University Saturday morning, Mitt Romney evoked stories of his faith, albeit broadly and without mentioning his own Mormon faith specif…

Democratic Candidates Mixed on Gay Marriage

Democratic Candidates Mixed on Gay Marriage

(NEW YORK) — Now that President Obama has completed his “evolution” on same-sex marriage, Democratic candidates must figure out what to say about it. Some have seemed reluctant.Among the handful of Democrats in competitive Senate races, on…

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…

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…

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