July 11, 2012 The service, to be called The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant, will include an exchange of vows and rings. Supporters say that it is not a marriage ceremony.
June 5, 2012 An appeals court said it will not review an earlier ruling that the ban is unconstitutional. So now, proponents are expected to take their case to the Supreme Court.
May 31, 2012 The ruling from a federal appeals court in Boston is almost sure to be appealed to the Supreme Court.
May 14, 2012 From Biden and Obama's announcements to Romney's graduation speech, interviewees favoring gay marriage outnumbered those opposed 3-2 on NPR. Anti voices are needed, but history made it rightfully a pro week. The bigger question: what should NPR's values be going forward? Gay rights is a defining issue.
May 10, 2012 Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
May 10, 2012 The response to the president naturally cut across the ideological spectrum. It also ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.
May 8, 2012 While support has risen since the mid-1990s and opposition has declined, for the past two years the split has been close to 50-50.
May 7, 2012 What matters is "who do you love?" And, whether you'll be loyal to that person, not the genders of those involved, the vice president says.
February 8, 2012 The move would make the state the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to wed. Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the measure into law next week. The vote comes a day after a federal appeals court ruled that California's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
February 6, 2012 The ban was struck down as unconstitutional more than a year ago. Whichever way the appeals court rules, the case is likely to go to the Supreme Court for the final decision.
January 23, 2012 Citing the Golden Rule and saying that "all men and women in our state [should] enjoy the same privileges that are so important in my life," the last legislator needed to pass such legislation announced that she will support the measure.