As hundreds of same-sex couples took their long-awaited wedding vows in Washington state Sunday, the constitutional battle in Washington, D.C., over gay marriage was just getting started.
Gay marriage advocates cheered victories in voter initiatives in Maryland and Maine on Tuesday night and seemed poised to win in two other states. The votes were first setbacks at the ballot box for opponents of same-sex marriage after more than 30 victories.
The fight over Maryland's same-sex marriage law is being waged not just in the state but throughout the country, as campaigns on both sides are courting national groups and out-of-state donors to take part in a battle that could set the tone for other states.
Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins isn't well known outside the legal community of his state, and even inside that group, isn't particularly popular. But the question of whether he should keep his job has become one of the most fiercely contested judicial issues on the Nov. 6 ballot because of what he symbolizes in the debate over gay marriage and the role of courts.
The Washington Times hosted a symposium on Tuesday where experts discussed the importance of family, religion and moral integrity to the nation's future as part of a celebration of the paper's 30th anniversary.
Eight years after Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said the push for legalizing gay marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse gay marriage in its platform.
Gay-rights supporters are openly rallying sympathizers who until now may have been content to stay in the closet — young conservative Republicans.
In "NOM's Racial Politics Leave A Bitter Taste" (Web, Wednesday) writer R. Clarke Cooper urges Republicans and conservatives to refuse to associate with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the largest and most effective single-issue organization standing for marriage, on the grounds that NOM is engaging in racial division by recruiting black and Hispanic representatives. This is false.
Gay-rights groups are trumpeting the disclosure of internal strategic and financial documents written three years ago by their most formidable opponent in the gay-marriage battle.