Minnesota set to be 12th marriage-equality state

Posted on 10 May 2013 at 10:45am

Legislature could become 1st in Midwest to approve same-sex nuptials — and 3rd in 2 weeks after victories in Delaware, Rhode Island Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A pivotal vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest [...]

BREAKING: Delaware becomes 11th marriage-equality state

Posted on 07 May 2013 at 4:27pm

LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service Just minutes before the Delaware Senate was set to vote on its marriage equality bill Tuesday, a Democrat senator who had been quiet about how she would vote announced on her Facebook page that she was a yes. The announcement by Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, who represents Dover, the state [...]

What will be 10th marriage-equality state?

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 10:45am

Legislatures in Illinois, Rhode Island on track for final votes this month; one-third of Americans may soon live where gay nuptials are legal LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service The race to become the 10th marriage-equality state just got more interesting, as both the Illinois and Rhode Island legislatures are on track to take final votes [...]

Prop 8 arguments full of ups, downs

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 at 1:41pm

The U.S. Supreme Court took the marriage equality issue on a roller coaster ride Tuesday as it heard almost 90 minutes of argument in the case testing the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Guide to oral arguments on Prop 8, DOMA

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 at 1:33pm

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the marriage equality cases. LISA KEEN | Keen News Service Two of the LGBT civil rights movement’s most important cases come before the U.S. Supreme Court on [...]

Briefs favor marriage equality

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 9:00am

Majority of amicus filings ask court to strike down DOMA, Prop 8 — which may signal rulings wouldn’t trigger Roe v. Wade-like fallout Editor’s Note: The following is the third in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the marriage equality cases. [...]

Standing in the way

Posted on 15 Mar 2013 at 9:15am

Although the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear historic cases challenging Proposition 8 and DOMA this month, it’s possible justices won’t consider the issue of same-sex marriage at all   Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme [...]

Hagel faces bipartisan scrutiny on gay rights

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 at 11:30am

Defense secretary nominee gains LGBT support with apology, letter backing DADT repeal, equal benefits in advance of hearing next week LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service The Senate Committee on Armed Services has scheduled the first day of defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing for Thursday, Jan. 31. Many expect his positions on benefits [...]

R.I. House to vote on marriage bill Thursday

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 at 8:47pm

DAVID KLEPPER | Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Legislation to allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island is headed for a vote in the state House after being unanimously endorsed Tuesday by a legislative committee. The full House is expected to debate and vote on marriage equality Thursday. Though gay marriage bills have been introduced for [...]

San Francisco airport may be named for Harvey Milk

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 at 10:00am

ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco lawmaker on Tuesday introduced legislation asking voters to rename the city’s airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. A charter amendment sponsored by Supervisor David Campos would put the question of creating Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport on San Francisco’s November ballot. The proposed name change will [...]