Marriage has been permanently legalized in Virginia, and same-sex couples are now free to wed. Two nearby states have also embraced marriage equality.
'As Alaska’s governor, I have a duty to defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution,' said Gov. Sean Parnell while promising to appeal a ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Antigay leader Tony Perkins calls same-sex marriage the 'evil bidding' of courts; Ted Olson counters as a strong voice for equality.
Mike Huckabee is right to denounce party leaders for not taking a stronger stand against marriage equality, says NOM president Brian Brown.
Same-sex couples in the state began marrying shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's ban about 5:30 p.m. today.
It's unclear whether same-sex couples can currently marry in Idaho.