May 2, 2013 — When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?
Apr 24, 2013 — Opponents of the new law threw bottles, cans and metal bars. Police responded with tear gas. President Francois Hollande has appealed for calm.
Apr 23, 2013 — France will join 13 other nations that have legalized gay marriage within their borders. In three others, including the U.S., same-sex marriage is legal in some jurisdictions. The new French law also legalizes adoptions by same-sex couples.
Apr 17, 2013 — New Zealand lawmakers approve same-sex marriage law; despite opposition from some religious and social organizations, gay and lesbian couples will also be able to jointly adopt children.
Apr 9, 2013 — Even if the Supreme Court strikes down a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, the tangle over health benefits could remain a problem for couples in some states.
Apr 1, 2013 — In a weekend interview, Rep. Matt Salmon, a Republican of Arizona, told a local news station that his openly gay son has not changed his position on same-sex marriage.
Mar 27, 2013 — It's not certain the justices will decide they should rule on the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality. But if they do, it looks as though Justice Anthony Kennedy might join the court's four "liberal" judges to strike down the law.
Mar 27, 2013 — Although gay marriage is again on the docket, Wednesday's legal issue is different. Tuesday was about California's attempt to ban same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, the focus is whether the federal government can deny benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
Mar 26, 2013 — As oral arguments were held Tuesday in the first of two same-sex-marriage cases inside the Supreme Court, the steps and sidewalks outside were transformed into a public forum of sorts on the issue.
Mar 26, 2013 — The justices began two days of high-profile oral arguments with many questions about whether they should even consider ruling on the merits of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in that state.