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Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, ruling it unconstitutional. The ruling does not legalize gay marriage in America. What it does do is afford same-sex couples who are legally married the same treatment as married heterosexual couples.... Read more»1

Turnout light, emotions high as Supreme Court hears 2nd gay marriage case

There were fewer protesters for the second day of historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage laws, but the crowds still filled the foot of the Supreme Court's steps, where they waved flags, chanted and held up signs for their cause. Rulings could come sometime this summer. ... Read more»

Arizonans join rallies at Supreme Court for, against same-sex marriage

Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors have been a couple for more than 50 years, but at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court they called Tuesday their “moment in history.” “Why is it because we’re two women, our love is not recognized?” asked Bailey, a featured speaker at a rally in support of same-sex marriage Tuesday, when the high court began two days of hearings on the issue.... Read more»

Gay marriage: The Supreme Court's possible rulings

Leave it to San Francisco to advance what's likely to be one of the most contentious cases facing the Supreme Court in decades, with California's Proposition 8 heading to the nation's top court on Tuesday carrying activists' magic question: are gay marriage bans unconstitutional? Yes or no? (with hearing audio)... Read more»3

Analysis

Justices want Prop. 8 to go away

There are probably five justices who object to California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 and who would prefer to see it struck down. Justice Kennedy, the conservative viewed as most likely to provide the fifth vote for equality, openly pondered whether Prop 8 violates the Constitution’s ban on gender discrimination. (with full audio)... Read more»

For gays at inaugural, Obama’s call for equality strikes a chord

In his inaugural address Monday, Obama stressed equality, explicitly pointing to gay rights as an area where more work needs to be done in his second term. ... Read more»

Mexico's supreme court rules in favor of gay marriage

Mexico's supreme court struck down a law in Oaxaca that banned same-sex marriage, paving the way for gay marriage to become legal.... Read more»

Phx diocese criticized for anti-gay marriage donation

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix donated $1,000 to a group leading efforts to pass a ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.... Read more»

Colin Powell says he supports gay marriage

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he supports gay marriage.... Read more»

Factcheck

Do most Americans agree with Romney on gay marraige?

The Republican party chairman claims “most Americans” agree with Mitt Romney “that marriage ought to be defined between one man and one woman.” Americans are closely divided on the issue.... Read more»

Comic:

Romney: 'Talk about Greece'

Mitt Romney must be so frustrated ... an endorsement of gay marriage should be the electoral kiss of death, yet President Obama has pissed off only those who hated him already.... Read more»

Comic:

Obama mans up on gay marriage

Half of Americans support gay marriage. And of course, half don't. But that's the same for every issue. So why not say what you think? Well done, Mr. President.... Read more»

Poll: Gay marriage supported by 50% of Americans

Half of Americans support legalizing same-sex marriage, a slight drop from last year but the second year in a row that a majority of the country believes gay marriages should be recognized by law.... Read more»

Pope denounces gay marriage in U.S.

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday denounced the "powerful political and cultural currents" seeking to legalize gay marriage in the United States.... Read more»

Wash. governor signs gay marriage bill into law

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law on Monday, making Washington the seventh state to recognize gay and lesbian unions.... Read more»

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