Emanuel this week told Chicago media and The Advocate that it's time for Illinois to have marriage equality, prompting a show of homophobia from a right-wing group and support from a Chicago columnist.
Antigay former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt told cable political news host David Pakman that recent votes for marriage equality would be viewed by God in the same way as votes in biblical times to crucify Jesus Christ.
The Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the National Organization for Marriage provided nearly 65% of the financing for the unsuccessful efforts to defeat marriage equality initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State.
The daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain joined the leadership committee of the group working to change views within the Republican Party.
In a new poll, the Human Rights Campaign reinforces the growing conventional wisdom that using LGBT people as a bogeyman is no longer a winning proposition for the Republican Party.