Gay Marriage Articles

Obama in 2004: 'I Don't Think Marriage Is a Civil Right'

1:06 PM, May 08, 2012

President Obama's position on same sex marriage might be "evolving," as he's admitted himself, but he wasn't always so unclear about where he stood. Consider this interview from 2004: 

Q: “Mr. Obama, you've said that your religious faiths, your religious faith, dictates that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Would you elaborate on that?”

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White House Punts on Same Sex Marriage—Again

Cancels trip to N.C. on day of vote.
12:04 PM, May 08, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked aboard Air Force One about President Obama's position on same sex marriage. He punted. Again. From today's pool report:

On whether the White House feels the need to clarify the president's gay marriage stance, Carney said he had no updates. He said he's sure POTUS will be asked about the topic in future interviews and press conferences and will discuss his views then.

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Poll: North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban on Path to Victory

10:11 AM, May 08, 2012

A final poll from PPP shows that a referendum supporting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions in North Carolina is on its way to a comfortable win today. According to the poll, 55 percent of voters support the amendment, and 39 percent oppose it. Here's more from the Charlotte Observer:

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National Organization for Marriage Claims IRS Leaked Confidential Tax Info

2:10 PM, Apr 19, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a pro-traditional marriage organization, alleges that confidential tax forms were either leaked or stolen from the IRS and illegally distributed by its opponents to the media. 

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Paul: Marriage is a 'Private Matter'

3:14 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Manchester, N.H.
Ron Paul reiterated his  views on gay marriage and abortion today, stating he thinks laws regarding the two issues ought to be left to the states. “I take a strong position that on all issues, social issues and economic issues, that these states, you know, have the authority,” he told reporters. “I’m not looking for more federal laws.”

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Romney Steady in Iowa Debate

7:55 AM, Dec 16, 2011

Mitt Romney had a strong performance Thursday night in the final debate before the January 3 Iowa caucuses. From Medicare reform to foreign policy to the economy, Romney provided mostly succinct answers within the mainstream of Republican ideas. And because he did not spend much time engaging his opponents, he also avoided missteps like his infamous “$10,000 bet” with Rick Perry at last week’s debate. 

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An Opportunity for Cain on the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage

9:14 AM, Oct 18, 2011

During Herman Cain’s generally strong performance on Meet the Press on Sunday, David Gregory asked him, “Would you seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage?” Cain replied, “I wouldn’t seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage, but I am pro-traditional marriage.” Gregory followed up: “But you would let the states make up their own mind as they’re doing now?” Cain responded, “They would make up their own minds, yes.”

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Still No Agreement on Same-Sex Marriage Bill in New York

2:35 PM, Jun 21, 2011

It's widely expected that the New York legislature will pass a bill instituting same-sex marriage this week, but Jimmy Vielkind reports that an agreement still hasn't been reached yet: 

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Gay Marriage Bill Dies in Deep Blue Maryland

Reality check.
12:11 PM, Mar 14, 2011

The Democratic leadership in Maryland's House of Delegates announced Friday night that it didn't have the votes to pass a gay marriage bill. The Associated Press reports 

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