Postedon Feb 02, 2011 at 10:00 am
A handful of Senate Democrats who would be the deciding votes on an amendment to ban marriage equality said Tuesday they won't join minority Republicans to force a vote this year.
Barring a change of heart, that means the effort to allow a public vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry is dead in the Iowa Legislature this session.
Postedon Feb 01, 2011 at 11:13 am
Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, is the latest high-profile figure to speak out in support of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 06:00 pm
A gay service member marrying will no longer be grounds for discharge after “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is repealed, but federal law will keep the military from recognizing the marriage, officials said on Friday.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Retaining the jobs we have and creating new ones, that's what Iowa's Democratic Chair says the state's lawmakers should be focusing on, not banning marriage equality.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 11:30 am
While many gay or lesbian couples from Maryland got married in Washington, D.C., after that city legalized same-sex marriage last year, Barry Kessler and David Hankey have waited. The Arnold couple was a bit wary of a D.C. marriage. The Maryland attorney general says the state can recognize out-of-state marriages, but what if it didn't for some reason?
But the real reason they're waiting is less legal and more profound: They want "the real thing," as Hankey put it.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 09:30 am
President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples.
Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.
Postedon Jan 28, 2011 at 02:30 pm
A conservative group says it has only begun to fight for a vote of the people on marriage equality, despite a failed attempt to force a vote in the Iowa Senate Thursday.
Postedon Jan 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Bob Kerr reports on Tony and Sylvia DeLuca will go to the State House to testify in support of the bill legalizing marriage equality in Rhode Island.
Kerr: "They attended the wedding of their daughter Luisa to her partner Brenda Harvey last June in Provincetown, Mass., where marriage is as it should be — a matter of love and commitment between two people."
Postedon Jan 27, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Josh Bell comments on a new Human Rights Campaign report about increasing support for marriage equality in polls across the country and the sad fact that five states with majority support for the freedom to marry are saddled with anti-marriage amendments passed years ago.
Postedon Jan 27, 2011 at 01:00 pm
A motion by Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson to suspend the Senate’s rules to allow a vote on a constitutional ban on the freedom to marry was defeated early Thursday morning on a party-line vote.