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Obama To Make New Push For Married Same-Sex Couples

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couple...

Obama: Gay Marriage Is 'Consistent With Our Constitution'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama appeared on Spanish-language network Telemundo, where he discussed the current hot-button issue of gay marriage, ...

What About DOMA's Effect On Children Of Gay Parents?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the Supreme Court gears up to hear oral arguments challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA) this month, the national battle for same-sex ma...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional, Obama Administration Tells Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Anjali Sareen | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act in a brief that calls the law unconstitutional b...

The Democratic Platform and the Right to Marry

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

Platforms at their best are predictors of what parties will do, and that is "at their best." Far more important is what the people elected to office as Members of either of the two major parties actually do.

Chipping Away at DOMA: Small Yet Significant Steps Ahead

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard C. Milstein

It is likely that the Supreme Court will address the constitutionality of DOMA in the next year, albeit in just certain respects. Nonetheless, an ultimate ruling on Section 3 of DOMA could have substantial practical effect in extending a panoply of federal benefits to same-sex married couples.

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Fire Up Base Over Boehner's Defense Of DOMA | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may not want to talk about gay marriage, but House Democrats are ready to fire up the base on the issue. The D...

Sam Stein

Gay Marriage Stance Becomes Character Test For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's ongoing evolution on the issue of same-sex marriage has ceased being only a topic of friction between him and t...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Makes Major Statement On Same Sex Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden became the highest-ranking official in the Obama administration to signal support for same-sex marriage on Sund...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples Sue To Stop DOMA Discrimination On Green Cards | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five same-sex couples that are unable to obtain green cards for a foreign-born partner filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Defense of ...

WATCH: Gay California Man's Poignant Plea To President Obama To Stop Husband's Deportation

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California gay man's heartbreaking plea to prevent the deportation of his immigrant husband is making the blogosphere rounds just days before the co...

There Can Be No Second-Class Service Members

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Commanders in the field are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with a two-tiered system of benefits and support for service members and their families. The colleagues of gay and lesbian military families are recognizing the inequalities and inherent unfairness of the status quo.

Amanda Terkel

Obama, LGBT Groups Struggle Over Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...

San Francisco Married Couple Wins Deportation Reprieve

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California gay couple embroiled in a complex immigration battle won a two-year reprieve against the threat of deportation Wednesday -- with a little...

Rick Santorum: Mitt Romney Is 'To The Left' Of President Obama

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former senator Rick Santorum accused fellow presidential hopeful Mitt Romney of being more liberal than President Obama when it comes to...

Elise Foley

Obama: Defense of Marriage Issue Will Be Settled Soon | Elise Foley | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he thinks the courts will decide "fairly soon" whether to end the Defense of Marriage Act, hinting that he b...

Amanda Terkel

Record Support For Repealing Ban On Gay Marriage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Republicans pushing for a state ban on same-sex marriage may be dismayed to know that their efforts have galvanized oppos...

My Three Favorite Excuses for Obama's Epic Failures

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Every time Obama gets criticized even by people like me who voted for him, the excuses roll out from diehard supporters.

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

Obama and Marriage: Do We Need a Secret Gay-Decoder Ring?

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Tracy Baim

Mr. President, I have come to terms with your rules of engagement on LGBT issues. I have decided to tune out your well-written and dramatically spoken words. Instead, I will focus on your actions.

Amanda Terkel

White House Backs Paul Clement's DOMA Defense | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is rejecting criticisms of a prominent conservative attorney's decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on ...

Amanda Terkel

Boehner: Obama Admin. Should Pay GOP To Defend Anti-Gay Marriage Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday the Department of Justice should give the House money to defend the Defense of Marriage ...

How Religion Can Help (And Hurt) Our Understanding Of Marriage And Family

Barbara Crafton | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Barbara Crafton

The nuclear family, so often imagined to be the norm in America, is not the only family of the scriptures. It is not even the majority family of the scriptures.

Will Another Dream Fade? Obama Should Endorse Same-Sex Marriages for Immigration Purposes

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

U.S. citizens and lawful residents with same-sex partners who have overstayed nonimmigrant visas live in constant fear that their partner may be deported.