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Maddow: Republicans getting even more out of step with America on same sex marriage

On Tuesday night’s edition of her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow added Hawaii to the list of U.S. states that have legalized same sex marriage. She also discussed how the spreading legalization of same sex marriage is alienating and infuriating many on the right. Hawaii’s state Senate ratified a bill on…

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 Sen. Portman endorses same sex marriage after son comes out

Senator Rob Portman (R) of Ohio has bucked his party’s prevailing attitude and endorsed same sex marriage. According to Cincinnati.com, the lawmaker held a 45 minute press conference on Thursday to announce his decision, telling reporters that it was his love for his gay son that prompted his evolution on…

Anti-gay group attacks New Hampshire Republicans who ‘betrayed marriage’

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has launched a newspaper advertising campaign aimed at ousting Republican legislators that voted this year against a ban on same sex marriage. The bill would have repealed New Hampshire’s 2-year-old same sex marriage law and replaced it with a civil unions law. The Republican-led…

More than 640,000 thank Starbucks for supporting same sex marriage

Starbucks’ headquarters in Seattle received a huge “Thank You” card on Thursday for supporting legislation that allowed same sex couples in Washington state to marry. More than 640,000 people signed the card, which was the creation of SumOfUs.org, MoveOn.org and Washington United for Marriage. “We knew that people would stand…

New Hampshire legislature kills same sex marriage repeal bill

The Republican-led House of Representatives in New Hampshire rejected legislation on Wednesday that would have rolled back the state’s same sex marriage law. The bill would have repealed New Hampshire’s 2-year-old same sex marriage law and replaced it with a civil unions law. The House voted 211 to 116 to…

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…

Gingrich blames teachers for same sex marriage

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Thursday blamed teachers for the growing acceptance of same sex marriage, according to Right Wing Watch. “I think ultimately we’re going to have to have a federal amendment because at the rate we’re going, you might be able to pass a federal law, but…

Maryland becomes eighth state to legalize same sex marriage

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed legislation on Thursday that grants same sex couples all the marriage rights currently enjoyed by opposite sex couples. “Religious freedom was the very reason for our State’s founding,” he said in a statement. “At the heart of religious freedom is the freedom of individual…

Santorum: LGBT equality ‘waters down marriage’

Less than an hour after same sex marriage became legal in Washington on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was meeting with opponents of the law. Speaking at Calvary Chapel in Olympia, the former Pennsylvania senator promised about 100 pastors and so-called “values voters” that he would work to repeal…

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