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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…

Supreme Court shoots down last-ditch effort to stop same sex marriage in California

The US Supreme Court has rejected an emergency bid to reinstate California’s ban on same-sex marriage, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers for the gay couples who sued to lift the ban, said he had received word that the justice tasked with…

Gay marriage opponents ask California court to reinstate ban

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Opponents of gay marriage filed a long-shot petition on Saturday with the Supreme Court asking the justices to immediately halt same-sex weddings taking place in California since Friday, when an appeals court lifted a 5-year-old ban on gay matrimony. Marriage ceremonies of gay and lesbian couples…

Same-sex couples celebrate historic Supreme Court marriage rulings

Gays and lesbians across the United States erupted in celebration Wednesday after the Supreme Court passed two landmark rulings on same-sex marriage in their favor. In San Francisco, which has one of the biggest gay communities in the country, more than 400 people had gathered at City Hall for the…

Democrats want you to watch Republicans talk about marriage equality

Democrats have a new strategy to use against their Republicans opponents: Just let them speak. The Democratic National Committee’s YouTube channel “DemRapidResponse” frequently uploads short campaign-style videos. Many of the videos are mash-ups of several clips about a particular topic, while other videos show Democrats speaking out about current trends.…

New York immigration judge halts deportation of married gay man

A New York immigration judge halted the deportation of an American citizen’s Colombian husband on Wednesday just moments after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), according to an activist group aiding the couple’s legal defense. Sean Brooks, 45, described his ordeal in December 2011…

Victory For Families Tempered By Major Blow To Democracy

I have long felt and said to many skeptical people that DOMA wouldn’t survive a Supreme Court challenge and that Justice Kennedy would be the one to write the opinion. I am an eternal optimist in my measured way. But even being right on top of being happy about this…

Listen: Raw Story co-founder Mike Rogers hosts Ed Schulz show on marriage equality

Raw Story co-founder Mike Rogers is hosting the Ed Schultz show on Wednesday in the wake of same sex marriage rulings handed down from the Supreme Court, which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and threw out the Prop 8 case on standing. These rulings effectively allow the federal government…

Tony Perkins on same sex marriage rulings: ‘This is far from over’

The president of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council (FRC) is vowing to continue to fight against equal rights for gay and lesbian couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal government’s ban on marriage equality and allowed same sex marriages to resume in California. In an interview on…

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to reach long-awaited verdicts on Wednesday concerning both California’s Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which does the same on the federal level. Prop. 8 was passed in California in 2008 following a state Supreme Court ruling…

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