In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ban workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.
A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether to certify as a class action a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Richmond City Council has approved an ordinance extending benefits to the spouses of employees in same-sex relationships.
Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to stop fighting the legality of New Jersey same-sex marriages paves the way for gays to wed in the Democratic-leaning state. But it also reflects the Republican’s effort to cast himself as the pragmatic leader of a welcoming GOP while running for re-election and considering a White House bid.
The high-profile legal tandem that brought down California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday.
A man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group’s Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the failed plot.
The D.C. Superior Court says it is adding a second marriage ceremony room and boosting marriage bureau staffing to accommodate an increase in applications believed to be the result of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling.
Married same-sex couples will be treated the same as opposite -sex couples for tax purposes, the Obama administration announced Thursday — whether they come out ahead or not.