Sixteen democratic state representatives refused to vote on a resolution reiterating the state's constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Out marine Capt. Matthew Phelps explains how DOMA prohibits he and his soon-to-be-husband, Ben Schock, from living together on-base while he serves his country.
Despite calls to be more inclusive, the Republican National Committee is set to double-down on its opposition to marriage equality.
A bill to legalize same-sex marriage is expected to be introduced soon in the state legislature.
The state's attorney general contends that a local florist's refusal to provide flowers for a gay wedding violates the state's antidiscrimination law.
He also said the American public has not fully thought out their support of marriage equality.
A same-sex ceremony honors traditional African culture.
The bill, which has already been passed by the state Senate, is within about a dozen votes of the 60 needed to pass the House.
With a change of heart by one South Dakota senator, there are now three Democrats in the Senate who oppose marriage equality.
The close Clinton adviser said he had a change of heart on marriage equality since his last run in the state.