Same-sex Marriage

2:51pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Politics

CO Legislator Says He Plans to Reintroduce Civil Union Bill

Colorado Rep. Mark Ferrandino

Colorado Democratic Representative Mark Ferrandino says he’ll reintroduce a bill to create civil unions in the state after New York legalized same sex marriages earlier this month. A similar bill this year died in a House committee on a party-line vote.

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12:55pm

Tue June 21, 2011
Politics

Obama's Awkward Dance On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 11:54 am

President Obama after signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law on Dec. 22, 2010.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama's self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening fast enough for some gay and lesbian activists. His belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that the legalization of gay marriage should be left up to the states, puts him in an awkward position this week as he heads to New York for a re-election fundraiser with the gay and lesbian community.

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12:01am

Mon April 18, 2011
Politics

Republicans Mount Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

On Monday, House Republicans are scheduled to weigh in with a federal court in New York on the side of a law called the Defense of Marriage Act.

Big majorities in Congress passed the law 15 years ago to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Usually, it's the Justice Department that speaks up when federal laws are challenged in court. But in this case, the Obama administration has declined to defend a law it considers unconstitutional.

The decision generated controversy among conservatives and even within the Justice Department.

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8:20am

Fri March 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Other News: Pakistan, Bahrain, Haiti

Good morning.

We're following the news from Japan and from Libya in separate posts.

As for other stories making headlines, they include:

-- The BBC: In Pakistan, "Calls For Revenge After U.S. Drones Kill 40."

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