Mar 18, 2013 — Public opinion is clearly shifting on the issue of gay marriage; even one Republican senator has come out in favor of it. But it was a different story in 1996, when an overwhelming majority of congressional D's and R's supported the Defense of Marriage Act and a Democratic president signed it.
May 23, 2012 — Richard Grenell, who resigned after some conservatives criticized Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay adviser who favors same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that the issue should not determine how most Americans vote.
May 14, 2012 — From Biden and Obama's announcements to Romney's graduation speech, interviewees favoring gay marriage outnumbered those opposed 3-2 on NPR. Anti voices are needed, but history made it rightfully a pro week. The bigger question: what should NPR's values be going forward? Gay rights is a defining issue.
May 10, 2012 — Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
Mar 2, 2012 — Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
Feb 23, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, gay marriage and the black church, and favorite Hollywood films that deal with Hollywood. In the second hour, NPR's Tamara Keith on her "Road Back to Work" series, and Wim Wenders talks about his Oscar nominated documentary, Pina.
Dec 12, 2011 — Politicians and journalists always run a risk when they judge a voter strictly on on appearances. There was a reminder of that Monday when Mitt Romney was forced to defend his opposition to gay marriage during a restaurant encounter with a grizzled Vietnam veteran who happened to be gay.
Nov 19, 2011 — Six GOP presidential candidates vying for the support of social conservatives took part in a wide-ranging forum that featured discussion over abortion, gay marriage and the role of religion in public life. But notably absent was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who declined the invitation.
Jun 27, 2011 — Today on Talk of the Nation, NPR's Rob Gifford reflects on ten years in China, the gay marriage decision in New York, Sophia Nelson debunks myths about successful black women, and NPR's Linda Holmes warns culture junkies they'll never be able to get to it all.
Jun 9, 2011 — The millennial generation supports gay marriage. And the same group also supports abortion rights, but is conflicted in doing so. Overlapping majorities of respondents to a new poll described themselves as both "pro-choice" and "pro-life."