Dozens of gay couples gathered at a plaza in New Mexico's biggest city Tuesday to hear the words many once thought they would never hear: "With the power finally vested in me by the state of New Mexico, I now pronounce you married."
Jeri Clausing and Russell Contreras
, August 27, 2013
In a politically risky move in Iowa, Republican Tim Pawlenty declined Wednesday to sign a pledge written by a conservative Iowa group that asks presidential candidates to denounce same-sex marriage rights, pornography and forms of Islamic law. Pawlenty said he agrees with the principles behind the Family Leader's Marriage Vow, but not the way the 14-point pledge is cast.
A flurry of activity in efforts to legally recognize gay relationships or ban same-sex marriage is reminding advocates that even though polls indicate growing acceptance, the debate is far from settled.
Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck diocese released a joint document warning Catholics against giving to or working with the March of Dimes, UNICEF, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Crop Walk because they say the groups have supported abortion rights, contraception or embryonic stem-cell research.
Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage Thursday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexuals.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »