If you didn't get invited to U.S. Rep. Barney Frank's wedding earlier this month, you missed a fun-sounding party, which the congressman and his husband Jim Ready planned themselves, Frank said in a NewsBeast video Wednesday.
We may have to wait another week or so for the Supreme Court's decisions on two key same-sex marriage cases, but we at least now have a better sense of which media outlets reflect our prejudices on the issue. Supporter of same-sex marriage? You're in luck; nearly every outlet leaned that way. Opponent? Meet Mr. Limbaugh.
Despite Chick-fil-A's attempts to walk themselves out of the culture war surrounding their president's comments on gay marriage, Rich Santorum, one of 2012's most prominent culture warriors, is boldly entering the fray, stomach first.
The latest wrinkle in Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage saga is taking place in Chicago, where an alderman has announced he will block the chain's efforts to build its second restaurant in the city because of the company's anti-gay stance.
If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn's figures that same-sex marriages brought in some $259 million in economic benefits to the city are correct--that means gay marriages earned the city around $30,000 per hour since they were legalized one year ago.
Barney Frank became the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a same sex marriage on Saturday evening. Frank married Jim Ready, who he's been with since 2007, and The New York Times gave them the full nuptial treatment.
Mitt Romney earned huge cheers at a conservative conference in February when he bragged, "On my watch, we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage." But in 1994, running for Senate against Ted Kennedy, he told a local gay and lesbian paper he was even more pro-gay rights than Kennedy.
One year ago New York became the sixth state in the nation to recognize gay marriage. Now it will have to handle gay divorce. If we acknowledge that gay marriages can (and, based on the statistics for heterosexual couples, many of them will) fall apart, does it weaken the case for those marriages having existed in the first place?
Every big life decision Mary Cheney makes will always be news, because she's the openly gay daughter of not just any Republican, but former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg opens his delightful piece on his trip to a Bruce Springsteen concert with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by noting that Christie "would marry [Springsteen] if he were gay and if gay people were allowed to marry in the state he governs," but the rest of the piece indicates they'd have a pretty rocky union.
The Obama campaign is hoping the idea that the Republican Party is a party for "old, straight, white men" will catch on outside college dorm rooms, and President Obama has made a series of policy decisions to spread the perception.
In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama.
In today's Poll Watch: Mitt Romney's campaign makes a big presentation on how he'll win enough swing states to get 270 electoral votes, and it doesn't add up to 270 electoral votes. Romney can't count on Wisconsin turning, either.
A Federal Appeals court in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the Constitution by denying federal benefits to same-sex couples and though it's a narrow ruling, it's still a victory for same-sex marriage advocates as the case makes its way ever-closer to the Supreme Court.
Even though President Obama has a slight edge over Mitt Romney, he's merely tied with his Republican opponent on the most important issue, the economy.
The tweeting masses are on board with the cause of the moment, gay marriage, by a roughly 2.6-to-1 margin, according to a report from Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Amid the ongoing debate over President Obama's support of gay marriage and following of North Carolina's recent ban of it, Virginia's House of Delegates voted today to deny a judicial nomination to Tracy Thorne-Begland, who would have become the state's first openly gay judge.
President Obama's support of gay marriage makes most Americans happy, but it won't change whether they'll support him in November. Meanwhile, all those angry Republican voters are actually the people with the best emotional well-being. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Perhaps an answer to the question on just how deliberate Vice President Biden's pre-emptive same-sex marriage endorsement was: He apologized to President Obama for jumping the gun, The New York Times reports.
In today's Ad Watch: President Obama's campaign celebrates his decision to support gay marriage, Massachusetts Republicans attack Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, and a superPAC defends Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
What would be the worst possible news for Mitt Romney to have to deal with the day after President Obama announced he supports gay marriage?
Though most people assumed President Obama privately supported gay marriage, many were surprised he decided to say so publicly, especially now. But before the story gets rewritten, let's take a look at the chain of events in the recent history of the news cycle that led to Wednesday's announcement, which all trace back to one man: anti-gay Christian activist, Bryan Fischer.
Jon Cooper, a bundler for Barack Obama's re-election campaign, thinks today's announcement on same-sex marriage is going to be very helpful.
President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is getting the full historical-moment treatment, sending politicians, advocacy groups and pundits racing to spin the announcement.
The fortuitous timing of President Obama's announcement on same sex marriage meant that it came during Shepard Smith's show on Fox News, giving him the first incredible reaction on the network.
President Barack Obama told ABC News, "for me personally, it is important to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” ending his "evolution" on the topic.
North Carolina became the last southern state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, and like its fellow southern states, it has a long history with regulating marriages.
The overwhelming North Carolina vote to define marriage as legal only between a man and woman is an unequivocal reminder that gay marriage remains unappealing in many parts of the country, even as its support grows overall nationally.
It was rough night for liberals as primary season turned its focus from presidential candidates to more local concerns.
The White House Press Secretary has taken a beating the last couple days, facing more than 50 questions on the gay marriage issue and they are questions the press is not about to stop asking.
When Vice President Joe Biden said he supported gay marriage on Meet the Press Sunday, was it a Kinsley gaffe -- as in, did Biden accidentally say what he really thinks? Or did the White House only try to make it seem like an accident?
Despite the increasing popularity of gay marriage nationwide, a majority of North Carolinians support a constitutional amendment that bans it. Plus, the Supreme Court gets less popular. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to work on foreign policy, not social issues, but Christian activists freaked out over his hiring in April because Grenell is gay.
Christine Quinn, New York City Council speaker, is soon to wed her girlfriend, Kim M. Catullo. It's a wedding like any other wedding—except it's a gay wedding, and Quinn is, quite possibly, going to make a run for New York City Mayor.
The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) is best known for its looney anti-gay "gay marriage storm" commercial (over 1 million views), but new documents outlining the organization's clunky strategy to widen racial divides in order to defeat gay marriage may be their new claim to fame.
For those wanting to understand why the political deliberation over gay marriage is such a sensitive subject for this White House, look no further than the fact that it splits the two core constituencies that make up President Obama's base: college-aged voters and African-Americans.
Antonio Villaraigosa has been an ardent supporter of marriage equality for years, and now that he's the chairman of the Democratic National Convention, he says he wants marriage equality to be part of the Democrats' platform.
The born again '80s sitcom heartthrob made his stance on gay rights, and gays in general, crystal clear in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan last night. He does not like them!
Ken Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, is explicitly apologizing to the people hurt by the anti-gay marriage tone of the campaign. It's not the first time he's walked back his party's rhetoric.
With Thursday's news that another of the four Republican senators in New York who voted for gay marriage had lost the support of a local conservative committee, we're starting to see the contours of the case against them, which isn't based on their gay marriage vote—or so the opponents say.
Maryland's State Senate passed a same sex marriage bill last night that would make it the eighth state where gay and lesbian couples can marry.
Yet again, we're shown that gay marriage is one of those topics on which social and fiscal conservatives don't quite align.
The cause of gay marriage in Maryland has brought together two unlikely allies: former Vice President Dick Cheney and Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on The Wire.
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