GovBeat: social issues


Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014

States have passed unprecedented number of abortion restrictions since 2011

A new study shows more abortion restrictions went into effect in the last three years than in the decade beforehand.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, choice, pro-choice, pro-life, social issues, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Gay marriage legal in New Mexico, sort of

County clerks in New Mexico will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a state judge ruled Monday that the state's marriage law doesn't prohibit gay marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, new mexico, same sex marriage, social issues, States

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Gay-marriage backers head to court

Supporters of same-sex marriage are shifting tactics, focusing on courts of law rather than state legislatures.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arkansas, gay marriage, kentucky, new mexico, same sex marriage, social issues, texas

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Hawaii next for gay marriage push

Hawaii state House Democrats will meet this week to gauge whether they can come up with the votes to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, hawaii, same sex marriage, social issues, States