Marriage Equality
Read the latest news about marriage equality and the fight for gays and lesbians to obtain the right to marry. See the most recent updates on this international, national, regional, and state-by-state issue, which has been hotly contested by conservatives and far-right religious organizations. Learn about the straight allies who have been advocating for same-sex marriage in the spheres of society, entertainment, and politics, as well as the various opponents of marriage equality who seek to impede the progress of the LGBT rights movement.
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.

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.

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. ----

Pro Wrestler Apologizes for Angry Anti-Amendment One Tweets
May 08 2012 2:22 PM ET

Pro Wrestler Apologizes for Angry Anti-Amendment One Tweets

Michelle Garcia

  Professional wrestler CM Punk apologized for telling an antigay fan to kill himself for supporting Amendment 1 in North Carolina.  ---

Half of Americans Support Marriage Equality
May 08 2012 12:01 PM ET

Half of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

A new Gallup poll finds that half of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be legally recognized, the second time a majority has supported the issue in a Gallup poll.

Decision Day for Amendment 1
May 08 2012 9:47 AM ET

Decision Day for Amendment One

Julie Bolcer

As voters head to the polls in North Carolina today, turnout is expected to be high, which leaves opponents of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and other unions, hopeful for an upset victory despite polling that indicates easy passage of the measure.

Rep Brad Miller Urges Voters to Reject Amendment 1
May 08 2012 8:50 AM ET

On Election Day, a Congressman Urges "No" on N.C.'s Amendment 1

Andrew Harmon

As the North Carolina legislature moved last fall to put a brutal antigay amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat representing parts of Raleigh and Greensboro, decided not only to speak out against the damaging measure, but also concluded that it was time to step up and support a congressional bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

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