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The U.S. Senate won’t vote on legislation to secure marriage equality for millions of Americans until after the midterm elections after a drive to get at least 10 GOP senators to support the bill appears to have fallen short. Read more»

The U.S. Senate is on track to vote on a bill codifying marriage equality as soon as next week with negotiators increasingly confident it could become law. Read more»

Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, talks with reporters about the Respect for Marriage Act, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

The U.S. Senate appears on track to send President Joe Biden a bill in the coming weeks that would guarantee same-sex and interracial couples can marry, even if the Supreme Court overturns the landmark cases that enshrined those rights. Read more»

LGBTQ supporters hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on Oct. 8, 2019, in advance of the court hearing a trio of cases that will determine whether sexual orientation and gender identity are protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House voted Tuesday to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law - with all four Arizona Republicans voting against the measure - though the bill’s path forward in the Senate is unclear. Read more»

A vehicle in the 2022 Navajo Nation Pride parade.

Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation are considering a bill that would repeal a ban on same-sex marriage - the Diné Marriage Act - and expand spousal rights to same-sex couples and strengthen families. Read more»

Advocates told Congress on Thursday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a landmark abortion rights case is likely only the beginning, and could be followed by similar action by the high court on same-sex marriage, contraception and more. Read more»

The Arizona Supreme Court sided with two Phoenix business owners who oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds, with the court saying such objections 'may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some,' but they are still covered by the Arizona Constitution’s protection of free speech.

The Arizona Supreme Court Monday sided with two Phoenix women who said a city law aimed at preventing discrimination would have forced them to violate their Christian faith by creating custom invitations for same-sex weddings. Read more»

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, speaks at the Capitol where scores of lawmakers filed a brief backing his Supreme Court case. He says Colorado’s civil rights laws that require him to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding would violate his religiously held principles.

Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Read more»

Alessandra Soler, the ACLU of Arizona’s executive director, addresses a news conference at which hers and other groups announced a public education campaign aiming to persuade Arizonans to support same-sex marriage.

Groups supporting same-sex marriage launched a campaign Tuesday aiming to help the public see why marriage matters to gays and lesbians. Read more»

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe was one of more than 100 Republicans who signed on to briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two cases being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was joined by a range of groups filing briefs on Thursday’s deadline.

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe joined representatives of business, church and civil rights groups to file briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two upcoming Supreme Court cases on the issue. Kolbe, in a same-sex marriage himself, said it's time marriage equality. Read more»

2008 Proposition 8 protest in Washington, D.C.

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely announce whether it will hear arguments and rule on two important sets of cases that have a significant impact on thousands of same-sex couples throughout the United States. Read more»

I’m wondering if there’s a lesson for U.S. politicians and voters in the recently completed French presidential election? My head says “Non!” but my heart screams “Oui! Oui!” Read more»

A couple prepares to exchange vows at City Hall in Manhattan on July 24.

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 Benedict XVI prays at Our Lady of Fatima shrine in central Portugal on May 12, 2010.

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

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum was harangued outside his campaign rally at Jillian’s Billiards Club in Manchester, N.H., where he was greeted by chants of 'bigot' from a crowd Monday night. Read more»

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