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Hawaii state legislature to hold special session on legalizing same sex marriage

The Hawaiian state legislature is slated to hold a special session this week discussing whether to make same sex marriage legal in the state again. According to Reuters, Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has called for the lawmakers to meet on Monday to begin the session. “This is a question of…

New Jersey Supreme Court rules same-sex weddings can begin

Same-sex weddings can begin pending appeal, N.J. Supreme Court rules (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Same-sex marriages can begin Monday in New Jersey on a provisional basis, the state Supreme Court ruled today. The court will not make a final ruling on same-sex marriage rights until next year. But in the…

Anti-LGBT columnist warns men: Lesbians will have your children and make you slaves

The Council for Marriage Policy (CMP), a Christian anti-LGBT group that is a division of the right-wing Renew America PAC, issued a frantic warning on Friday that if same sex marriage becomes legal in all 50 states, lesbians will trick gay and straight men into fathering their children and turn…

Uruguay witnesses its first gay marriage

Uruguay saw its first gay marriage Monday but the big day was tinged with sadness because one of the men was on his death bed. The ceremony in the second country of Latin America to recognize same sex marriage was held at a hospital in the capital Montevideo. It came…

Support for same-sex marriage at record high in U.S.

Support for same-sex marriage in the United States has hit a record high just days after landmark US Supreme Court rulings on the issue, a poll showed Tuesday. According to a survey published by the USA Today newspaper, 55 percent of participants against 40 percent said they believed same-sex marriages…

Minnesota to become 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages

Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The state’s Senate on Monday voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage. The state’s House approved the legislation last week and Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has vowed to sign the bill into law. “After last week’s strong…

Republican says marriage is like selling alcohol and cutting hair

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa said Tuesday that same sex marriage should be prohibited because the government had the right to regulate human behavior. “The state’s require a marriage license,” King said. “A license is by definition a permit to do that which is otherwise illegal. Licenses are used…

Maddow: Republicans don’t want to argue for their unpopular same sex marriage position

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Republicans of hoping their own position regarding same sex marriage would be overlooked. She noted that while same sex marriage had become widely accepted within the Democratic Party, elected Republicans were still by and large opposed to letting same sex…

Republican strategist wonders if gay anchor ‘disappointed a woman’

A Republican strategist who has spoken out against same sex marriage asked one of the few openly gay news anchors Wednesday if he had ever “disappointed a woman.” During a segment about female support for presidential candidates, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts that President Barack Obama…

Gary Johnson: The government is up for sale

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday expressed sympathy with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Johnson, a libertarian, is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is…

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