same sex marriage
Oct 27, 2013 — The gay marriage debate is nothing new to Hawaii. In 1990, gay couples applied for marriage licenses there and helped start the national debate that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act.
Aug 14, 2013 — The change will mean tens of thousands of dollars in payments to cover things such as health care and housing. The military also will provide leave for service members who must travel for a same-sex marriage.
Jun 27, 2013 — The United States joins 13 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
Sep 26, 2012 — A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
Jun 27, 2011 — The victory for marriage equality legislation in New York has placed in sharp relief the willingness of state lawmakers, particularly Republicans, to openly support same-sex marriage and President Obama's reluctance to do the same on the national stage. (He's publicly for civil union and says his views are "evolving.)
Mar 1, 2011 — Libya fighting; interceding in Libyan fighting
Feb 23, 2011 — "A documented history of discrimination" against gays is among the reasons why the administration will no longer argue that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, Attorney General Eric Holder says.