May 2, 2013 When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?
April 24, 2013 Opponents of the new law threw bottles, cans and metal bars. Police responded with tear gas. President Francois Hollande has appealed for calm.
April 23, 2013 France will join 13 other nations that have legalized gay marriage within their borders. In three others, including the U.S., same-sex marriage is legal in some jurisdictions. The new French law also legalizes adoptions by same-sex couples.
April 17, 2013 New Zealand lawmakers approve same-sex marriage law; despite opposition from some religious and social organizations, gay and lesbian couples will also be able to jointly adopt children.
April 1, 2013 In a weekend interview, Rep. Matt Salmon, a Republican of Arizona, told a local news station that his openly gay son has not changed his position on same-sex marriage.
March 27, 2013 It's not certain the justices will decide they should rule on the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality. But if they do, it looks as though Justice Anthony Kennedy might join the court's four "liberal" judges to strike down the law.
March 26, 2013 The justices began two days of high-profile oral arguments with many questions about whether they should even consider ruling on the merits of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in that state.
March 25, 2013 Is it too soon to be thinking about 2016? Not really, especially after watching Hillary Clinton talk on same-sex marriage and Rand Paul on changes to immigration policy. Plus: a brief history of the GOP's rise in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.
March 21, 2013 For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics says it favors civil marriage for same-gender couples. The leading group of pediatricians in the U.S. also supports parents' full rights to adopt or provide foster care regardless of their sexual orientation.
March 20, 2013 Having a gay friend or family member has led many Americans to change their stance from opposing to supporting same-sex marriage.
March 18, 2013 The move is seen by many as aimed at bolstering a key constituency ahead of a run for the White House in 2016.