As voters head to the polls in North Carolina today, turnout is expected to be high, which leaves opponents of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and other unions, hopeful for an upset victory despite polling that indicates easy passage of the measure.
As the North Carolina legislature moved last fall to put a brutal antigay amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat representing parts of Raleigh and Greensboro, decided not only to speak out against the damaging measure, but also concluded that it was time to step up and support a congressional bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
A group called Faithful America is circulating a message that condemns antigay pastor Sean Harris, who advocated punching gay-acting children in a recent sermon.
Kennedy will also honor three Iowa supreme court justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
Reporters are wondering how to interpret the way the White House has reacted to the vice president's comments on Sunday.
Education secretary Arne Duncan joins Vice President Joe Biden and Housing secretary Shaun Donovan as Obama administration officials who support marriage equality.
"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," Biden said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.
“If it passes, it won't change North Carolina's law on marriage,” President Clinton said in a new robocall message. “What it will change is North Carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs."
Lou Engle, the conservative Christian minister and leader of prayer extravaganza The Call, urged supporters this week to A: show up to his next rally in Virginia, and B: to “restrain” the “homosexual agenda” across the Potomac as confederate military generals fought against the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. Right Wing Watch reports: