And all this time we were worried that gay marriage was destroying heterosexual marriage, that the reason marriage rates were plummeting in the U.S. was because gay people wanted to steal it from us! Turns out it’s just the opposite....Show More Summary
Bill passes to House of Lords despite opposition in lower house from majority of ruling Conservative party members.
The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson, a disciple of National Organization for Marriage former chairman Robert George, has become a national spokesperson for opposition to marriage equality. In a new piece for Focus on the Family co-written with Heritage’s Andrew Walker, they make “a Millennial case for marriage,” citing a litany of arguments about the importance [...]
“At the moment, simply opposing gay marriage doesn’t make you a homophobe, any more than opposing affirmative action makes you a racist or opposition to settlements on the West Bank makes you an anti-Semite,” – Mike Kinsley. I’m with Mike. I’m deeply opposed to stigmatizing people who disagree with me on this. I’m in favor […]
Go ahead with those plans to say “Je fais!” France’s top court has ruled opposition to the country’s recently passed gay marriage law by conservatives lawmakers as unconstitutional. France became the 14th nation to legalize same-sex marriage in April and President Francois Hollande is expected to sign the bill into law on Saturday. This means same-sex couples [...]
France's Constitutional Council has approved the marriage equality bill, denying a challenge from opposition groups, and the measure is now set to become law, The Local reports: France made history on April 23 when it became the 14th country to...
Last November, Minnesota stood on the brink of passing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Now, just six months later, the state seems poised to do the exact opposite. It would become the 12th state to legalize gay marriage, after Delaware, as expected, moved a marriage equality bill through the state legislature on Tuesday afternoon. Show More Summary
Former vice presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced Monday that he has changed his stance and says he now supports the right of gay couples to adopt children. However, Ryan also reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage. [ more › ]
Prominent Republican donors are pouring money into the effort to legalize gay marriage. American Unity PAC was formed last year to lend financial support to Republicans who bucked the party’s longstanding opposition to gay marriage. Its founders are launching a new lobbying organization, American Unity Fund, and already have spent more than $250,000 in Minnesota, [...]
Controversial legislation establishing marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples cleared final passage in France on April 23 after a 331 to 225 vote in the Left-controlled parliament. But the protests it has prompted in recent months aren’t likely to fade any time soon. Show More Summary
In Britain, same sex marriage has largely been a “meh” issue. Much of the opposition seems to be inspired by frustration at the misplaced priorities of our political elite; people are less against it than they can’t see the point of it – beyond making David Cameron look a little less nasty. And so it [...]
Maurice Williamson, Member of Parliament from New Zealand, gave a must-see speech about marriage equality, as his country became the 13th to allow gay marriage. A huge amount of the opposition was from moderates, from people who were concerned, who were seriously worried what this might do to the fabric of our society. I respect [...]
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.
New Zealand has just done itself credit by legalizing same-sex marriage. It's 'the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so'. In the process it has also brought forth a new effort at silliness in opposing same-sex marriage. This...
Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), sat down with Anderson Cooper on Friday night to talk about his father, who has spoken publicly of his opposition to same-sex marriage, and his mother, who worked on...
Check out thiis must-watch Hardball segment on Friday's RNC vote to reaffirm its opposition to same-sex marriage. Chris Matthews watches with incredulity as Texas RNC Committeeman Robin Armstrong, who calls the GOP "the tolerant party" tells Matthews that he'd still...
The Republican National Committee passed resolutions Friday reaffirming its commitment to defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and calling on the Supreme Court to "uphold the sanctity of marriage" as it weighs rulings on two landmark cases involving gay marriage. Show More Summary
Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), sat down with Anderson Cooper last night to talk about his father, who has spoken publicly of his opposition to same-sex marriage, and his mother, who worked on an...
LOS ANGELES -- When the National Republican Party took a voice vote to approve a resolution re-asserting the party's opposition to same-sex marriage, Robert Kabel, a gay committeeman from the District of Columbia who supports allowing same sex nuptials, didn't speak up. At least not loud enough for anyone to hear him. Immediately after the [...]
LOS ANGELES—With no debate, Republicans at the party's spring meeting here on Friday unanimously approved a number of resolutions, including one that reaffirmed the party's opposition to same-sex marriage. "The Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to [...]