Republican Congressman David Jolly says he still believes in traditional marriage, but he thinks the state should recognize same-sex marriage 'as a matter of Constitutional principle.' A Florida ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional last week, but marriage licenses in Florida are on hold pending appeal, the judge ruled Monday.
Rowell has recently won acclaim for her young adult novels 'Eleanor & Park' and 'Fangirl.'
Lower courts have rejected gay marriage bans in 13 states since the US Supreme Court nixed the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago. But the issue is destined to return to the high court, where one justice in particular will hold sway.
Some states may have created a way for heterosexual couples to avoid the marriage tax penalty, writes Howard Gleckman. How can domestic partnerships lead toward the federal marriage tax penalty?