Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide

Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Cour

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14

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Texas Politician Suggests Baltimore Riots Caused By Same-Sex Marriage

Flores’ connection between gay marriage and riots echoes the sentiment of a Texas GOP authority who said accepting gay marriage “could be the end of America.”

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, speaks at a news conference. (AP Photo)

Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, speaks at a news conference. (AP Photo) Republicans often connect growing tolerance for gay marriage to the degradation of the American family. But their assertions are growing bolder. Some say gay marriage will literally destroy our society. For example, a national legislator from Texas on Tuesday suggested the

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Americans Are Evenly Split On Gay Marriage Case

The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are constitutional.

WASHINGTON — Americans are evenly split on whether the Supreme Court should rule that same-sex marriage must be legal nationwide, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Soon Be The Law Of the Land

Same-sex marriage could soon be the law of the land.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to potential supporters at the Londonderry Fish and Game club in Litchfield, N.H.. For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs, face a far more complicated landscape. Some of the most conservative contenders such as Cruz and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ are comfortable using forceful language in opposing gay marriage and railing against judges who have struck down state laws against it.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to potential supporters at the Londonderry Fish and Game club in Litchfield, N.H.. For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs, face a far more complicated landscape. Some of the most conservative contenders such as Cruz

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Britain Set To Hold First Same-Sex Weddings

The definition of marriage in Britain has changed from a union of a man and a woman: “Now it’s between two people who love each other.”

LONDON (AP) — The British government has ordered rainbow flags flown over two prominent government buildings to mark the country's first same-sex weddings. The flags are being raised Friday ahead of the law taking effect on Saturday. It marks a profound shift in attitudes in a country that little more than a decade ago had a law on the books

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Judge: Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage.

Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring smiles during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A federal judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia still

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