Same Sex Marriage

The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W.

Portugal Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Portugal's parliament voted Friday to pass a bill that would make the historically socially conservative country the sixth in Europe to permit same-sex marriage. Conservative president Anibal Cavaco Silva is not expected to veto the bill, which won the support of all liberal parties. He is expected to ratify the bill in time for gay marriage ceremonies to begin in April, a month before a scheduled visit from Pope Benedict XVI. The bill passed by a vote of 125 to 99. Article found here.
TRENTON -- After 90 minutes of impassioned debate that invoked the sweep of American history, the state Senate today voted down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. Gay-rights advocates immediately said they would bring their campaign to the courts. The final tally — with 20 senators opposing the measure, 14 supporting it and three abstentions — reflects a dramatic shift in the state’s political landscape since Gov. Jon Corzine lost his bid for re-election to Republican Chris Christie in November. Christie, the former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, came out strongly against the bill, emboldening opponents of same-sex marriage and drawing undecided senators to the Republican fold.

Gay Candidates Get Support That Causes May Not

HOUSTON — When an openly gay woman won the mayor’s race here this month, it was the latest in a string of victories by gay candidates across the country, a trend that seems to contradict the bans on same-sex marriage that have been passed in most states in recent years. Take Texas, by many measures one of

Mexico City moves to legalize same-sex marriage

Legislature passes a bill giving gay couples the right to marry, adopt children and enjoy the same status as heterosexual couples.


Economic Impact Of New Jersey Same Sex Marriage

New Williams Institute Study Estimates that Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples in New Jersey Would Boost State Economy by $200 Million; Create over 1,400 Jobs
This week the Williams Institute released a new study estimating the impact of New Jersey extending marriage to same-sex couples.

D.C. Council Gives Final Passage to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Mayor Fenty Says He Will Sign; Pending Conclusion of Congressional Review Period, Washington, D.C. Would Join Five States in Recognizing Marriage Equality
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded the Washington, D.C.

Gay Marriage Gets Thumbs Up in Nation's Capital

D.C. Council Votes 11-2 for Same-Sex Marriage, But Hurdles Remain

By TEDDY DAVIS Dec. 1, 2009 The D.C. Council voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Tuesday, moving Washington, D.C., a big step closer to becoming the first jurisdiction below the Mason-Dixon Line to allow full civil equality for gays and lesbians.

The D.C.


Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

The most significant thing about the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" is not that scores of Christians are against gay rights. It's that, recognizing they're on the wrong side of history, they tie themselves in knots insisting they're not anti-gay.