Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Sen. Mark Kirk expressed his support of same-marriage in a statement on his personal blog Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 3
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park), is now the second Republican senator to announce his support of same-sex marriage, reports the Huffington Post. On his blog, Kirk wrote: When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the Senate with an open mind and greater respect for others. Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most. Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back-- government has no place in the middle. Kirk is the 50th senator to back gay marriage and only the second Republican senator to express his support after Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who changed his position after his son revealed he was gay, according …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases involving gay marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases involving gay marriage this week. A ruling on the cases – one involving the federal government's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other a challenge to California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage – should come in June. "A decision saying that DOMA is unconstitutional because it discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation, and requiring the federal government to give full recognition to the existing marriages of same-sex couples, would be a huge victory," Paul Smith of the Washington, D.C., law firm of Jenner & Block told NBC News. Essentially, DOMA could be overturned on the grounds that it is discriminatory in denying benefits on the basis of sexual orientation…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
President Barack Obama said that he supported gay marriage this week, while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Gay marriage came to the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign this week. President Barack Obama said on ABC's Good Morning America that he personally supported gay marriage. "You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently," Obama said in the interview with ABC. Obama's support for gay marriage came one day after North Carolina passed an amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the Huffington Post Reported. Republican …
Obama makes a statement in support of gay marriage.