Marriage Equality

Controversial evangelical leader supports same-sex marriage

Evangelical minister, author, and speaker Rob Bell made clear his support for marriage equality this weekend during a speech at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. "I am for marriage. I am for fidelity," he said. "I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man." This marks a decided step forward for the immensely popular and equally controversial Christian leader.

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Poll: Majority of Americans believe marriage equality is a civil rights issue

A new poll finds that the majority of Americans believe that marriage equality is a civil rights issue, and that it will inevitably become legal – whether they support it or not.

Poll finds small plurality of Texas voters support same-sex marriage

AUSTIN, Texas — Support for marriage equality continues grow in Texas, as a new poll shows a minor plurality of voters now favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

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.