Friday, December 7, 2012
The nation's highest court will rule on cases from California and New York.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of California's ban on gay marriage, which could be a landmark ruling for gay marriage nationwide, according to the Associated Press. The court said today it will also review a federal appeals ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage and whether Congress can stop married gay couples from receiving the same benefits a heterosexual couple may receive, says the New York Times. Currently, the Defense of Marriage Act limits such benefits for same-sex couples including pension and health benefits, says the AP.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Chick-fil-A CEO’s comments against gay marriage became a big issue, and now Amazon's Jeff Bezos has contributed millions to support same-sex marriage.
When Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy recently said, “We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit,” he stirred the pot on gay marriage, igniting reactions like that of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino who said he plans to block the restaurant from opening in the city. Watertown-native and actress Eliza Dushku tweeted her support of Menino's pledge: "That's right, B!" Now, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has put the money behind his support of same sex marriage. He donated $2.5 million to defend Washington state's same-sex marriage law. What do you think? Should people and even governments boycott the chain because of the company's political views?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Announcement represents reversal of Obama's prior position.
In an interview with ABC News, President Barrack Obama said he now supports gay marriage. The announcement represents a reversal of his prior stance against gay marriage, according to ABC News. Obama is the first president to endorse the rights of gay individuals to marry. "It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News in an interview taped at the White House today. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ABC News. Of course, gay marriage is already legal in Massachusetts. Despite the announcement, Obama told ABC that he still supports the rights of states to decide the controversial issue. The announcement comes days after Vice …