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

Romney Stops Short of Labeling Obama a Flip-Flopper on Gay MarriageJustin 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 ConsensusSAUL 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 MarriageJIM 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 MarriageWin 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 ...

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

North Carolina to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage BanJupiterimages/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 BanJupiterimages/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...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Endorses Same-Sex MarriageUS Dept of Education(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed same-sex marriage Monday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  When asked whether he thought same-sex couples should have the legal right to marry, Duncan said simply...

Same-Sex Couples Fight to Divorce

Same-Sex Couples Fight to DivorceJeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- Same-sex couples who have fought so long for the right to marry are finding they also need to fight for the right to divorce.It’s a well-known fact that half of marriages will end in divorce. And wit...

Obama Opposes N.C. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Obama Opposes N.C. Same-Sex Marriage BanJim Watson/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — President Obama put himself on record on Friday as opposing a North Carolina ballot measure that would  forbid same-sex marriages in the state.The move appeared to signal a new approach for Obama, who has p...

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

Convention Chair Says Gay Marriage Should Be Part of Dems’ 2012 PlatformJerod 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 MarriageJupiterimages/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 CeremoniesFile 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 CeremoniesFile 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 ...

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

Maryland Ready to Become Eighth State to Allow Same-Sex MarriageiStockphoto/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 DOMAHemera/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 8iStockphoto/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...

Maryland House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Maryland House Approves Same-Sex Marriage BillMario Tama/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- A same-sex marriage bill sponsored by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley narrowly passed in the Maryland House on Friday evening.The Civil Marriage Protection Act passed with a 72-67 vote. It now proceeds to the ...

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

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