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Delaware governor says same sex marriage is ‘inevitable’ in his state

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gay marriage in Delaware is inevitable, the state’s Governor Jack Markell said on Friday, a day after neighboring Maryland became the eighth state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. In an interview with Reuters Insider TV, Markell, a Democrat, said he expects that Delaware will take…

Maryland Senate committee approves same sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) – A Maryland Senate committee approved a gay marriage bill on Tuesday, sending the issue to the full Senate and moving Maryland closer to becoming the eighth state to legalize same-sex nuptials. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 7 to 4 in favor of the bill –…

Same-sex marriage push in Australia

Two bills calling for the legalisation of gay marriage were introduced to Australia’s parliament on Monday in a move campaigners said would add momentum to the push for equality. The private member’s bills, introduced by left-leaning Greens lawmaker Adam Bandt and Stephen Jones from the ruling Labor party, take to…

Civil unions criticized ahead of NJ marriage vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the fall of 2010, John Grant was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a shattered skull after being hit by a car in New York City. Grant’s partner, Daniel Weiss, arrived at the hospital minutes later, frantic for an update on Grant’s condition. But when Weiss…

O’Reilly: More ‘bigotry against pro-life people than gay people’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly declared Monday evening that hatred for pro-life advocates is stronger in America than for gay people. In a discussion about social issues, regular O’Reilly guest Bernie Goldberg condemned “the bigotry on the right” for attacking Ellen DeGeneres’ and the LGBT community. “Reasonable people may disagree on…

Pope: Same sex marriage a threat to humanity’s future

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict said Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined “the future of humanity itself.” The pope made some of his strongest comments against gay marriage in a new year address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the…

Santorum says he would love gay son equally

CONCORD, New Hampshire — US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who fiercely opposes same-sex marriage, said Sunday he would love his son just as much if he were gay. Santorum, who has been strongly criticized for anti-gay remarks in the past, came under pressure to flesh out…

NJ Senator supports repeal of DOMA for gay marriage

In a complete reversal from his position 15 years, Sen. Bob Menedez (D-NJ) vowed Sunday morning to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and support same-sex marriages. According to a column written in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Menedez came to his current stance on the issue after much thought.…

Newt Gingrich’s sister: I’m voting Obama

Candace Gingrich, Newt’s half sister, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show last night to discuss her brother’s campaign. Candace, an out-of-the-closet lesbian, has publicly clashed with her famous sibling over gay marriage and other issues. As part of his stance against same-sex marriage, Newt Gingrich has stated that were his…

Australia’s ruling Labor Party backs gay marriage

Australia’s ruling Labor Party agreed to support gay marriage, but consented to lawmakers voting with their conscience on the issue should a same-sex marriage bill come to parliament. After passionate and emotional speeches from both sides of the debate at the Australian Labor Party conference in Sydney on Saturday, delegates…

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