Topic: Richard Socarides
The US Supreme Court next month hears arguments in a case challenging the 'Defense of Marriage Act.' In a brief filed Friday, the Obama administration asserts that DOMA discriminates against gay and lesbian couples in violation of the US Constitution.
Vice President Joe Biden's remarks on a Sunday morning talk show have drawn attention to the President's uncertain position, as did high-profile support for gay marriage from Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Gay marriage and gay rights could play a part in a number of state races across the country, including a Supreme Court judicial recall initiative in Iowa.
10/18/2010 10:43 am
The 38-to-24 vote in the New York state Senate is a fresh and stinging defeat for gay marriage, which was also recently rejected in Maine. Now, the New Jersey legislature might take up this issue.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
Many gay rights activists think Obama isn’t doing enough. But he’s in no rush on same-sex marriage or the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.
10/10/2009 01:00 am