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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Pro-gay marriage Republican super PAC raises $2.75 million

American Unity PAC raised $2.75 million in the first three months of 2014, after raising $260,000 in all of 2013.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Judge strikes down part of Ohio’s gay marriage ban

The ruling doesn’t mean gay marriages will be performed in Ohio.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Anti-gay marriage group calls for boycott of Mozilla Firefox

The National Organization for Marriage calls Brendan Eich’s ouster from Mozilla a “McCarthy-esque witch hunt.“

By Aaron Blake  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) will appeal pro-gay marriage ruling

Attorney General Jack Conway (D) won’t challenge a judge’s ruling that Kentucky recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state.

By Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Kentucky seeks delay in recognizing gay marriage

Gov. Steve Beshear (D) and Attorney General Jack Conway (D) have asked a judge to delay the order by 90 days, while they review the law.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Texas

The judge is keeping the ban in place for now, recognizing the case is likely to be appealed.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/25/2014

GOP attorneys general: We will continue to defend gay marriage bans

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend the gay marriage bans if they discriminate.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Gay marriages to begin in Chicago after judge’s ruling

The state’s new gay marriage law had been set to take affect in June.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Federal judge says she’ll rule quickly on Va. same-sex marriage ban

Virginia advanced its new legal position that a 2006 referendum approved by voters violates the U.S. Constitution.

By Robert Barnes  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage, same-sex marriage, Virginia

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Federal government will recognize gay marriages performed in Utah

About 1,000 couples got married during the two weeks it was legal in Utah.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Utah

The court barred the state from conducting gay marriages until an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:51 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Illinois governor makes his state 16th to legalize gay marriage

Hawaii last week became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:51 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Mary Cheney: My sister is treating us as ‘second class citizens’

Mary Cheney: My sister is treating us as ‘second class citizens’

By Aaron Blake  |  11:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Gay Marriage

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Cheney parents defend Liz Cheney in gay marriage feud with sister

In a just-released statement, the parents appear to sympathize with Liz Cheney and appear to disagree with comments made by Mary Cheney’s wife.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:52 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/18/2013

New Jersey Supreme Court greenlights gay marriage starting Monday

The decision brushes aside a request from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration for a delay as it appeals.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Pa. governor compares gay marriage to marriage between siblings

Corbett is rated by The Fix as the most vulnerable governor in the country.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Mary Cheney says Liz Cheney is ‘dead wrong’ on gay marriage

The sisters Cheney disagree about gay marriage

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:24 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Liz Cheney: ‘I am not pro-gay marriage’

Her statement made no mention of Cheney's family, for whom the issue of same-sex marriage is more than a talking point.

By Ruth Tam  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 08/01/2013

ACLU, Lambda Legal, file suit challenging Va.'s gay marriage ban

ACLU, Lamda Legal filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize out-of-state marriages by gay couples.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:27 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/25/2013

FEC rules that married gay couples have same rights as straight spouses

The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that legally married gay couples must be treated in the same manner as opposite-sex couples under election law.

By Matea Gold  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Federal judge recognizes gay married couple in Ohio, despite state ban

A federal judge recognized the out-of-state marriage of a gay Ohio couple late Monday afternoon, granting a temporary restraining order as one of the men nears death.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/18/2013

House GOP lawyers withdraw from gay marriage case

By Aaron Blake  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Pa. attorney general says she won't defend state's gay marriage ban

Pennsylvania attorney general will not defend the state in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:59 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Gay couples to sue for the right to marry in Pennsylvania

American Civil Liberties Union is filing a challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage in federal court.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:54 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Public narrowly favors Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, Voting Rights Act

When it comes to the Voting Rights Act, the numbers suggest Congress may not feel a sense of urgency to replace the formula used for preclearance of electoral changes.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/28/2013

New Yorker cover depicts Bert and Ernie as gay couple

The cover focuses on the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling this week and features a photo that suggests a romantic relationship between Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Rand Paul mentions non-human marriage while discussing gay marriage, says it was joke

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday appeared to say that the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage could lead to marriage between a human and a non-human, but later walked back that suggestion.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision: Live updates

The decisions are set to come down shortly after 10 a.m. eastern time. Stay tuned below for all the latest news, reaction and analysis.

By Rachel Weiner and Aaron Blake  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Murkowski becomes third GOP senator to back gay marriage

She joins Sens. Mark Kirk and Rob Portman, who earlier this year became the first GOP senators to support same-sex marraige.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Rumsfeld suggests gay marriage could lead to polygamy

"It's not a subject I'm knowledgeable about, and I guess the Rumsfeld Rule here is, 'I don't know.'"

By Aaron Blake  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Jason Collins to appear with Michelle Obama at Democratic fundraiser

According to an invite from the Democratic National Committee, the first openly gay major-sport athlete will appear at the gala in New York on May 29.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Gay couples can't make joint political donations from individual account, FEC rules

Gay couples' political contributionscannot be treated the same as straight couples', the FEC ruled Thursday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Inside the immigration bill: Gay-rights groups disappointed

Gay-rights advocates were disappointed Tuesday that the Senate group proposal did not include a new category of visas for same-sex foreign national spouses of U.S. citizens, who are not able to apply for such visas under current laws.

By David Nakamura  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Republican National Committee reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

The RNC reaffirmed its belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013

RNC official compares homosexuality to alcoholism, says it leads to drugs

The official, Dave Agema, last month caused a stir by posting an article to his Facebook page that labeled homosexuality "filthy."

By Aaron Blake  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson backs gay marriage

Johnson's decision means there are now just three Democratic senators who have yet to support gay marriage.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Former senator Olympia Snowe backs gay marriage

Former Maine senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican, revealed Friday that she supports gay marriage and backed a ballot measure legalizing same-sex unions in her state last fall.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly endorse gay marriage

Two Democratic senators in conservative states endorsed gay marriage Friday, joining the vast majority of their colleagues.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Reagan's son: Father shouldn't be 'dragged into' gay marriage debate

Michael Reagan, who opposes gay marriage, says his father "gets dragged into too many things" these days.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Mark Kirk becomes second GOP senator to back gay marriage

Illinois Republican says his life-threatening stroke has changed his perspective.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper backs gay marriage

The Delaware Democrat joins the fast-growing ranks of gay marriage supporters in the Senate Democratic caucus. Just seven Senate Democrats have yet to embrace gay marriage.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Georgia GOP chair: Straight people could abuse gay marriage for benefits

"I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you're gay, and y'all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it's unreal," says the chairwoman, Sue Everhart.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Rush Limbaugh: Gay marriage 'inevitable,' conservatives 'lost'

"I don't care what the Supreme Court does," Limbaugh says. "This is inevitable. And it's inevitable because we lost the language on this."

By Aaron Blake  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Updates on Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage

Updates from the SCOTUSblog Twitter account as the Supreme Court hears arguments on California's Proposition 8.

By Amrita Jayakumar  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Sen. Mark Warner backs gay marriage

Warner becomes the latest potential Democratic presidential candidate to back gay marriage.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich opposes civil unions, after all

"The governor's position is unchanged," spokesman Rob Nichols says.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Civil unions bill passes in Colorado legislature

Colorado is set to become the 16th state to legalize gay marriage or civil unions.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 11/07/2012

AP: Maine legalizes gay marriage

Maine joins Maryland in approving gay marriage.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:36 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Maryland legalizes same-sex marriage

Maryland voters approve gay marriage,

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:18 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/19/2012

NAACP endorses same-sex marriage

Organization adds its influential voice to a debate that has divided the African-American community.

By Peter Wallsten  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Romney under fire for PAC donation to anti-gay marriage group

A state PAC run by Mitt Romney gave $10,000 to a group that has come under scrutiny for plans to “drive a wedge” between African-Americans and gays, documents show.

By Dan Eggen  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Gay rights, Gay marriage