PostPartisan: Same-sex marriage


Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014

‘Inside the fight for marriage equality’

Jo Becker delivers a riveting account of how California’s Proposition 8 went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Helping the black family through gay marriage

More than 40 percent of lesbian and gay African Americans are raising children. Yet same-sex marriage is outlawed in six of the 10 states with the highest percentage of LGBT African Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Supreme fear of gay marriage should fade

A new Post-ABC News poll shows that more Americans believe gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry than those who don’t.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Cheat sheet: U.S. support for gay marriage [Update]

Public attitudes toward marriage equality have changed quickly in the 10 years since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Cheat sheet: Gay marriage advances

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the lower federal courts have been busy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Virginia is for all lovers

More confirmation that the new momentum in the marriage equality movement is coming from the unlikeliest of places: the South and West.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Catholics still lead way on gay marriage

A majority support marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Loving Virginia’s move on gay marriage

The last time Virginia was at the center of a debate on marriage, it lost on the law and on the judgment of history.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Virginia

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Marco Rubio, marriage and LGBT families

In his poverty speech, his comments on marriage were notable for what he didn’t say.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Marco Rubio, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Justice Dept. makes the right decision on same-sex marriage in Utah

The DOJ decision comes days after Gov. Gary Herbert declared these unions would not be recognized at the state level.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Gay marriage on hold in Utah is not a bad thing

What today’s Supreme Court action does is guarantee that more lawsuits will be filed to get the justices to do what they opted not to do last June.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Proud Mary blasts Liz Cheney over gay marriage

More people need to stand up to those who would put them down, especially if they are in their own family.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Another big gay week

The gays haven’t had a great week like this since June.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Look for Christie to replace ‘activist’ gay-marriage judge

Replacing chief Justice of NJ Supreme Court will allow Christie to throw conservatives a bone.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Christie wins by losing on gay marriage

The New Jersey governor’s decision to drop his appeal of a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage could be good for blue-state political fortunes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Four straight black men who led on gay rights

Four straight black men hastened the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Married gay couples getting 'the dignity and respect they deserve'

Excitement over the death of DOMA is giving way to amazement over the actions being taken in its wake.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013

An evening with Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan

One suffered an injustice and decided to take on the federal government. The other decided to help her right that wrong -- and they won.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

15 pics of p-Op culture: Gay pride

The Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality set off joyous celebrations across the country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Obama comes out for gays in Africa

Obama was direct and clear in espousing American values to the people of Africa. That he is African American only adds to their weight and power.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Why I hope Scalia is right on same-sex marriage

Is Antonin Scalia correct about the inevitability of the court finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013

From the Stonewall Riots to the right to gay marriage

Today should be known henceforth as LGBT Liberation Day.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Awaiting SCOTUS: From no recognition to marriage equality

The numerical state of equality for same-sex couples won't change. But the status of various forms of legal recognition for those couples would change dramatically.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013

SCOTUS should follow Murkowski's conservative lead on gay marriage

Her powerful statement was a clear expression of her conservative ideals, and it should be mirrored by the Supreme Court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Waiting for the court on DOMA and Prop 8

A report from the centrist think tank Third Way on the "State of Relationship Recognition in 2013" puts everything into perspective.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Legalizing gay marriage is 'inevitable'

The sense of inevitability permeates every strata of American society.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

No 'choice' in being gay and 'ordinary'

Let me let you in on a little secret about the gays. We're not all that special.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/14/2013

'Love is all around' in Minnesota

My friend Mike Frederickson put a picture on his Facebook page last night that beautifully captured the thrill of what's happening in Minnesota.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Minnesota, Clinton and Obama: More gay firsts

Three things I forgot to mention about the fabulous year since the president said "I do" to gay nuptials.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Obama and gay marriage: one fabulous year

So much has happened since the president came out for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Up next for gay marriage: Delaware

Once, you couldn't keep up with all the states etching discrimination into their laws and constitutions. Today, the opposite is true.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:17 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Santorum's 'suicidal' mission for the GOP

The ultra-conservative former senator said the party should not yield on a "foundational principle" like same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Landrieu fails to lead on gay marriage

The senior senator from Louisiana made no sense when she told CNN that she was for marriage equality and against it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013

A gay-marriage parade in the Senate

Six senators voiced this week public support for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Mark Kirk joins gay marriage parade

Kirk joined Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in the most exclusive of clubs.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Managing Prop 8 argument expectations

We can't tell how the justices will rule based on the oral arguments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prop 8, Proposition 8, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Same-sex marriage -- it's personal

A debate on Meet the Press this past weekend made me realize my own story matters.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay rights, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

From Harvey Milk to 58 percent

Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk urged gays to come out of the closet, we are seeing the incredible impact of those words.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Hillary Clinton officially says yes to gay marriage

Even if she doesn't run for president in 2016, her support for marriage equality is valuable and needed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Rob Portman takes the lead on gay marriage

A father's love for his gay son led this prominent Republican to change his mind and support same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013

'Sorry' Bill Clinton didn't say more about DOMA

As welcome as Clinton's words against DOMA are, there are two that are conspicuously absent:

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Obama continues to make gay history

Obama burnished his image as "the first gay president" with his amicus brief calling for the invalidation of Proposition 8.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013

No surprise in Obama's gay marriage brief

Anyone surprised by the administration's action hasn't been paying attention to the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Nibbling around the edges until DOMA falls

As long as the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) remains law, there will never be fairness and equal protection under the law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013

The House should spend money to defend DOMA

Liberals are wrong to beat up on House Republicans for spending money to defend the law.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Washington National Cathedral: Great place for a gay wedding

Weddings are special events. Weddings at the National Cathedral are a whole different affair.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Supreme caution on Court and gay marriage

The more I read about what the court may or may not do, the more I'm growing comfortable with the idea that the court might punt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012

From ambivalence to 'yes' on marriage equality

Will the Supreme Court's judgment match the changing attitudes of the nation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The Supreme Court takes up DOMA

We could be in the final days of the discrimination wrought by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The unlikely faces of same-sex marriage

The faces of the couples coming forward to marry should challenge and expand everyone's notion of what love is.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Human rights, LGBT, Same-sex marriage