Marriage Equality

Poll: Majority of Minnesota voters oppose legalizing same-sex marriage

Just four months after Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll finds that a majority of Minnesotans still oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

Minn. GOP lawmakers denounce effort to legalize same-sex marriage

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just hours after a marriage equality bill was unveiled at the Minnesota state capitol, a group of Republican lawmakers is calling for its defeat.

Poll: Majority of Nevadans support repeal of state’s ban on same-sex marriage

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A majority of Nevadans favor repealing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, according to a newly released survey.

New Jersey lawmakers to try to override Gov. Christie's veto of marriage equality

TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Legislature, controlled by Democrats, is girding up to fight Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the marriage-equality bill.

Jon Huntsman: Republicans should embrace marriage equality

ARLINGTON, Va. — Jon Huntsman, a former GOP presidential contender and Utah governor, on Thursday urged the Republican party to embrace marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and warned that failure to do so will continue to result in the electorate becoming further disenchanted with the party.

"Collateral Damage" reveals how DOMA harms troops, undermines the U.S. military | VIDEO

WASHINGTON — Following Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that the Department of Defense would extend some benefits to same-sex couples, advocates quickly turned to another stumbling block — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on its constitutionality this summer.

Oregon marriage equality supporters submit sponsorship petitions

Oregon United for Marriage, a broad coalition working to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon, submitted 2,000 sponsorship signatures to the Secretary of State Elections Office on Tuesday, twice the number needed to move move into the ballot title process.

New poll: More Americans oppose DOMA, support equal treatment under the law

WASHINGTON –The Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders today released the results of a national voter survey showing an increase in public opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as a clear case of discrimination and support for equal treatment for legally married same-sex couples under federal law — even if the individual polled is generally opposed to marriage equality.

Court ruling: Germany strengthens gay adoption rights

Germany's highest court on Tuesday strengthened the rights of same-sex couples to adopt, though stopped short of allowing gay and lesbian civil partnerships unlimited freedom to become adoptive parents.

The Constitutional Court ruled as expected that one member of a civil partnership must be given the right to adopt their partner's stepchild or adopted child. Until now, unlike heterosexual married couples, they were only able to adopt a partner's biological child.

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First 2013 marriage equality poll shows growing bipartisan majority support

WASHINGTON – The Respect for Marriage Coalition today released a memo from Anzalone Liszt Grove Research summarizing key findings from the first public opinion poll of 2013 on marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

The poll found that a growing bipartisan majority of registered voters support marriage rights. Three-quarters of voters believe that the freedom to marry is a constitutional right, and an even higher 83% believe that marriage for same-sex couples will become legal nationwide in the next decade.

The memo is included below.

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