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Pioneer for same-sex marriage rights among lawyers for high court cases

Monday, April 27, 2015
Mary Bonauto
Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are ... [...]

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‘Face the Nation’ introduces Tony Perkins as ‘hate group leader’ who ‘doesn’t speak for Christians’

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tony-Perkins
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, branded an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says most Americans would not be comfortable with a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. [...]

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GOP 2016 hopefuls emphasize staunch opposition to same-sex marriage in Iowa stump

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. [...]

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Bobby Jindal blasts companies opposed to Louisiana religious freedom bill

Friday, April 24, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday that businesses opposed to religious objections laws are entering an "unholy alliance" with the same liberal elites who support more taxes, regulation and "demonize" profit-making. [...]

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Ted Cruz introduces bills to block marriage equality for same-sex couples

Friday, April 24, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying. [...]

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Huckabee defends gay conversion therapy, warns gay rights will outlaw Christianity: ‘God Help Us All’

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee has let loose with a litany of falsehoods about how marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity," and went on to defend ex-gay therapy, saying government is barring chaplains from advocating against the “homosexual lifestyle.” [...]

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The GOP’s same-sex wedding conundrum

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Scott-Walker
MSNBC's Chris Hayes and "Savage Love" columnist and LGBT rights activist Dan Savage discuss how Republican presidential hopefuls respond when asked if they'd attend a same-sex wedding for a loved one, and, as Savage notes, how anybody believes they would be invited to one at all. [...]

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Rubio: Gay is not a choice, but that doesn’t mean you have a constitutional right to marry

Sunday, April 19, 2015
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Presidential hopeful, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he believes sexual orientation isn't a choice, but that he remains opposed to federal courts legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. [...]

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Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, participates in a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center in Monticello, Iowa, on April 14, 2015.
This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side. During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton showed she had retooled her positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats. [...]

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Gay mentor, belief in dignity at the core of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s views

Sunday, April 19, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the U.S. Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. [...]

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