Are Republicans ‘co-opting’ gay rights?

Adam Serwer: Pro-gay rights Republicans seem to be less of an oxymoron these days.

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Former McCain campaign chief on Mehlman fundraiser: Marriage equality becoming conservative cause

Sam Stein: A major marriage equality fundraiser hosted by former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman and other Republicans provides one of the sharpest illustrations of how gay rights is becoming a cause among more elite, establishment members of the GOP.

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What Target and the National Organization for Marriage have in common

Michael A. Jones reports on some state races where marriage equality may be an active issue this fall. About the gubernatorial race in Minnesota, where both Target and NOM have put money behind anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer, Jones notes, "today they're [Target] standing on the side of the National Organization for Marriage, instead of on the side that would treat all their customers and employees, regardless of their sexual orientation, with dignity."

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NOM loses again in Maine

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has lost yet another court battle to cloak the names of their donors in Maine.

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Episcopal committee develops ceremony for same-sex couples

Armed with a new $400,000 grant and the support of the Episcopal Church, a Berkeley seminary is convening priests from across the country to craft the liturgical rite for same-sex couples to receive religious blessings.

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Cuomo: The freedom to marry will be a ‘priority’ in 2011

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said that, if elected governor this fall, he would push to legalize marriage equality in New York during his first year in office.

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Voice for Equality: Bringing the freedom to marry to N.Y., Dina-style

Dina Manzo, who is best known for having appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a mother, interior decorator, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She and her family live in the affluent town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. She has been married to Tommy Manzo, co-owner of the event and catering facility The Brownstone, since 2006. Manzo is her second husband. Tommy's brother and business partner is the husband of Dina's older sister and cast mate, Caroline, making the two both sisters and sisters-in-law. Their wedding was featured on the VH1 television show My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. A lot of reality stars say they support gay rights, but this former Housewife is putting her money where her mouth is by producing My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway in New York.

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Maine Commission: NOM probe to continue

The Maine Ethics Commission on Thursday rejected the National Organization for Marriage’s latest attempt to block an investigation of the group, adding yet another legal twist to a case that has been going since last October.

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Video: Maggie Gallagher to Iowans - ‘We’re here, we’re not queer, get used to it!’

Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage has a special message to Iowans: "We're Here, We're NOT Queer; Get Used to It."

She claims she was only joking, but she's DEAD SERIOUS about taking away the freedom to marry in Iowa.

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Gay rights group: “Maryland is next!”

An e-mail message sent Tuesday from Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights group says it is assembling "Action Teams" to mobilize pro-freedom to marry voters to get to the polls in November.

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