NJ Voters Want Marriage Referendum, Poll Shows
May 17 2012 10:55 AM ET

N.J. Voters Want Marriage Referendum, Poll Shows

Julie Bolcer

A new Quinnipiac poll reveals that a majority of New Jersey voters continue to support same-sex marriage and want a referendum on the issue.

Floyd Mayweather Comes out in Support of Marriage Equality
May 16 2012 6:55 PM ET

Floyd Mayweather Comes out in Support of Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Floyd Mayweather, the infamous boxer, came out today in support of marriage equality (partly in response to his long-time opponent Manny Pacquiao). According to TMZ, Pretty Boy Floyd released a statement on Twitter  that said, "I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I'm an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want." 

Tens of Thousands Sign Thank You Card to President Obama for Marriage Stance
May 16 2012 5:13 PM ET

Obama Receives Thank You Card With 75,000 Signatures

Neal Broverman

The LGBT equality organization AllOut.org sent a thank you card to President Obama for his endorsement of marriage equality, and it had 75,000 signatures on it. The card was received on Tuesday by the White House's LGBT liaison, Gautam Raghavan. 

Bristol Palin Says She Got Death Threats After Making Fun of Gay Marriage
May 16 2012 3:55 PM ET

Bristol Palin Wants You to Feel Bad for Her

Neal Broverman

She's surprised people didn't like her snarky words about same-sex marriage.

Antigay Colorado Pastor Bob Enyart Protests Equality Minded Starbucks by Dumping Coffee In Sewer
May 16 2012 2:04 PM ET

Antigay Preacher Gets Back at Pro-Gay Starbucks By Buying Starbucks Coffee

Neal Broverman

Bob Enyart gives his money to Starbucks before sullying the streets with coffee.

Top Democrat We Need National Marriage Equality
May 15 2012 2:54 PM ET

Top Dem Wants National Marriage Equality Law

Michelle Garcia

Top-ranking Democrat James Clyburn — and 54% of African-Americans — agree with Obama on marriage equality.

Photos of Activists Protesting Marriage Ban Vote in North Carolina
May 15 2012 11:24 AM ET

PHOTOS: N.C. Protests 'Tyranny of the Majority'

Advocate.com Editors

Protesters marched through the streets of Raleigh on Monday to express outrage over Amendment One, a constitutional ban on same-sex unions that North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved, and they plan to march every 14th to change hearts and minds.

Jay Z Supports Obama Marriage Equality Stance
May 15 2012 9:47 AM ET

Jay-Z Talks Obama, Marriage Equality Support


Jay-Z has thrown his support behind President Obama’s marriage equality stance, CNN Political Ticker reports. In a CNN interview, the hip-hop mogul said of the issue: "I've always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business.” “It’s is no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple,” Jay-Z said.

Obama Courts Gay, Latino Voters in New York City
May 14 2012 7:22 PM ET

Obama Courts Gays, Latinos at Ricky Martin's Fundraiser

Julie Bolcer

“We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities for everybody,” said Obama. “That doesn't weaken families, that strengthens families."

Rhode Island Will Recognize Same Sex Marriages From Other States
May 14 2012 6:45 PM ET

Rhode Island Governor Makes Big Change on Marriage

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee spoke at a statehouse ceremony today and declared that the state will recognize all same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, according to the Associated Press, directing state agencies to essentially treat same-sex married couples the same as heterosexual ones.

Chris Hughes Goes Big in Donation to Marriage Fight in Maine
May 14 2012 1:41 PM ET

Chris Hughes Goes Big in Donation to Marriage Fight in Maine

Lucas Grindley

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who was criticized for not donating to fight Amendment One in North Carolina, has pledged $100,000 in Maine. Hughes and his fiancé, Sean Eldridge, who is a senior adviser for Freedom to Marry, are offering it as a matching gift, which means other, small donors will have to step up during the next four weeks if the full amount is to be paid.

Watch President Obama Deliver Commencement Speech Today
May 14 2012 11:23 AM ET

Obama Tells Graduates to Embrace “Defiant, Can-Do Spirit”

Lucas Grindley

“That’s how we achieved women’s rights,” said Obama. “That’s how we achieved voting rights. That how we achieved workers’ rights. That’s how we achieved gay rights. That’s how we made this union more perfect.”

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