Illinois Lawmakers May Consider Marriage Equality Bill Tomorrow
January 01 2013 7:07 PM ET January 02 2013 7:12 PM ET

Ill. Lawmakers Verge on Considering Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

The state Senate comes back into session Wednesday, and the bill is expected to come up sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Chicago's cardinal urges opposition.

Maryland Rings in New Year With Marriage Equality
January 01 2013 5:23 AM ET

Maryland Rings in New Year With Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Maryland same-sex couples began marrying just after midnight as the state's marriage equality law went into effect.

Obama Pushes for Marriage Equality in Illinois
December 30 2012 2:18 PM ET

Obama Pushes for Marriage Equality in Illinois

Julie Bolcer

A statement from the White House marks the first time the President has backed a legislative measure in a state.

PHOTOS: Mainers Finally Get Married
December 29 2012 9:56 AM ET

PHOTOS: Mainers Finally Get Married

Lucas Grindley

Today couples began marrying in Maine after a long campaign to make marriage equality legal there, including a loss at the ballot box in 2009 when voters banned gays and lesbians from marrying.

Third Republican House Member Supports DOMA Repeal
December 27 2012 11:53 AM ET March 13 2014 2:56 PM ET

Third GOP House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire signed on to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, becoming the second Republican House member to express support within the past week.

WATCH Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Marriage Equality
December 22 2012 3:30 PM ET

WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

On Friday's episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC, Chelsea Clinton sat down with

Republican Congressman Supports DOMA Repeal
December 21 2012 5:20 PM ET

Republican Congressman Supports DOMA Repeal

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Richard Hanna of New York becomes only the second Republican lawmaker to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. Will other Republicans follow suit?

Iowa Lesbian Couple Win Fight Over Death Certificate for Child
December 21 2012 12:04 AM ET

Iowa Lesbian Couple Win Fight Over Child's Death Certificate

Trudy Ring

The two women sued after one's name was omitted from their stillborn son's death certificate, and a judge has ruled that both should be listed.

Gay Aussie Politician Weds Partner in Spain
December 20 2012 9:50 PM ET

Gay Aussie Politician Weds Partner in Spain

Trudy Ring

Ian Hunter is believed to be the first sitting Australian official to marry a same-sex partner.

Newt Gingrich Accepts Marriage Equality as Inevitable
December 20 2012 4:13 PM ET

Newt Gingrich: Marriage Equality Inevitable, OK

Trudy Ring

It's a surprising turnabout for the former House speaker, who just this year said same-sex marriage was a "pagan" concept and a "violation of our civilization."

This Couple Say They Are in Involuntary Exile
December 20 2012 6:00 AM ET

Involuntary Exile: What Binational Couples Still Face

Sunnivie Brydum

The Defense of Marriage Act prohibits LGBT Americans from sponsoring their foreign-born partners for residency, forcing many to live worlds apart or even abandon their homeland for a chance to be with the person they love.

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