Tammy Baldwin Sides With Obama on States Deciding
May 11 2012 3:28 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Sides With Obama on States Deciding

Lucas Grindley

Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin supports President Obama's position that marriage should be left up the states. "The role of defining marriage has fallen to the states, and it has always been with the states," she said during an interview on MSNBC's Daily Rundown. "Should it be?" interrupted Chuck Todd. "I know it always has been. Should it be, should we have 50 different laws on marriage?" "We have since the founding of this country," Baldwin said, "and I don't see anything changing."

Obama Says Marriage Equality Part of What America Is Supposed to Be
May 11 2012 12:14 PM ET

Equality 'What America Is Supposed to Be,' Says Obama

Trudy Ring

Obama's marriage equality comments went over well with donors at actor George Clooney's home.

Rush Limbaugh Does Not Like What Shepard Smith Said About Marriage Equality
May 11 2012 12:00 PM ET

Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Like Pro-Marriage Comments by Fox Anchor

Lucas Grindley

Limbaugh attacked the Fox News host for declaring that President Obama was "now in the 21st century" after announcing his support for marriage equality.

Harry Reid Support Marriage Equality and a Vote on DOMA Repeal
May 11 2012 11:31 AM ET

Harry Reid Has Big Change of Heart on Marriage, DOMA

Lucas Grindley

Majority Leader Harry Reid says he not only backs marriage equality but also that the Senate might vote on a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act before the election. Reid followed President's Obama's announcement of support for same-sex marriage with the announcement of his own more nuanced position. Reid said that although he personally believes marriage remains between a man and a woman, the government shouldn't interfere with same-sex couples who want to marry.

Obama Energizes Donors With Marriage Support
May 10 2012 6:00 PM ET

Obama's LGBT Donors: Finally Fired Up, Ready to Go

Julie Bolcer

President Obama’s support on marriage reportedly spiked fund-raising for the reelection campaign.

Bristol Palin Blames Glee and Obama Daughters for Marriage Endorsement
May 10 2012 4:00 PM ET

Bristol Palin Attacks Obama's Daughters for Marriage Beliefs

Lucas Grindley

In reaction to his support for same-sex marriage, Bristol Palin attacked President Obama's daughters as having watched "one too many episodes of Glee" while preaching about the proper role of a father to his family. Palin, who is a single mom, has endured a public struggle with the father of her own child, Levi Johnston. The pair split after being touted during the 2008 campaign as soon to be married when it was discovered Palin was pregnant with their son, Tripp. 

Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn
May 10 2012 12:29 PM ET

Where Were You? Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn

Christopher Harrity

It was just another day at the fabled Stonewall Inn. Then the president made that statement of support.

New York Republican for Marriage Equality Will Not Seek Re-election
May 10 2012 12:01 PM ET

N.Y. Republican for Marriage Equality Won't Seek Reelection

Julie Bolcer

James Alesi, the first Republican state senator to announce his support for marriage equality in New York, will not seek reelection this fall.

News Updates Following Historic Obama Announcement on Marriage Equality
May 10 2012 8:47 AM ET

News Roundup: The Day After


A hero's welcome in Los Angeles, a second chance for Colorado civil unions, and the electoral impact of coming out for marriage.

More From Pols and Activists on Obama Marriage Statement
May 09 2012 7:55 PM ET

More From Pols, Activists on Obama Marriage Statement

Advocate.com Editors

Obama's announcement is the topic of the day.

Not Everyone Thrilled With Obama Move
May 09 2012 7:42 PM ET

Not Everyone Thrilled With Obama Move

Advocate.com Editors

Right-wing leaders quickly denounced the president for supporting marriage equality.