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More Respond to Obama Announcement
May 09 2012 4:21 PM ET

More Respond to Obama Announcement

Advocate.com Editors

More reaction, largely positive, from activist leaders.

Fox News Blasts Obama Announcement and Says He Declares War on Marriage
May 09 2012 4:11 PM ET

Fox News Slant: Obama 'Declares War' on Marriage

Neal Broverman

Rupert Murdoch must be steaming mad right now.

Mitt Romney Says He Has No Plans to Evolve On Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 3:37 PM ET May 09 2012 9:16 PM ET

Mitt Romney Says He Has No Plans to Evolve on Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

While President Barack Obama has declared his support for marriage equality,  telling ABC's Robin Roberts that he has evolved on the issue in part because of his daughters and their friends, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said earlier today that he unequivocally opposes "marriage between people of the same gender."

Watch the Video Of Obama Standing Up for Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Stand Up for Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Watch the interview that will go down in history.

Reaction Pours in After Obama Statement
May 09 2012 3:22 PM ET

Reaction Pours in After Obama Statement

Advocate.com Editors

Activists are reacting swifly to the president's comments in support of marriage equality.

President Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 3:01 PM ET

HISTORIC: Obama Announces Support for Marriage Equality

Andrew Harmon

President Barack Obama has officially evolved.

Federal LGBT Workers Will Be Asked to Come Out in a Survey
May 09 2012 2:54 PM ET

Federal LGBT Workers Will Be Asked to Come Out — In a Survey

Diane Anderson-Minshall

For the first time, federal workers are going to be asked two important things: if they're lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and if they're happy with their jobs. 

WATCH Former President Clinton Advisor Says Obama Will Endorse Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 1:33 PM ET

Former President Clinton Adviser Says Obama Will Endorse Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A former adviser to President Clinton, Richard Socarides, told Michael Hastings, Michael Shure, and Tricia Rose on Current TV that he believes President Obama will come out in favor of marriage equality before August's Democratic National Convention.

San Diego Gets the Worlds First Harvey Milk Street
May 09 2012 12:07 PM ET

San Diego Gets the World's First Harvey Milk Street

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Yesterday the San Diego City Council unanimously voted to name a street after LGBT civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk, becoming the first city in the country to do so.

Gay Marriage Ban Now Enshrined In North Carolina Constitution With Passage of Amendment One
May 08 2012 9:41 PM ET

North Carolina Passes Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Voters in North Carolina on Tuesday approved Amendment One, a far-reaching ban on same-sex marriage as well as other forms of relationship recognition for gay and lesbian couples.

Biden Remarks Put Obamas Marriage Stance Front and Center
May 08 2012 4:21 PM ET

Will Obama Embrace Marriage Before November?

Michelle Garcia

Gay marriage supporters, major Obama donors, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper all want the Obama administration to finally embrace federal marriage equality. ----