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Gay Marriage Topics

Gaymarriage

Coverage of efforts to legalize and ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in the United States, including the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), state ballot measures, court challenges, grassroots mobilizations and the 2013 Supreme Court cases.

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  • We speak with one of the seven gay couple couples who petitioned the case, the country’s leading lawyer on LBGTQ rights issues and from a conservative think tank that is pushing against what they call "the homosexual agenda." [Includes transcript]
    Nov 19, 2003 | Story
  • A notice of appeal is being filed today before an appellate court in New Jersey that seeks the same rights and responsibilities for gay couples that go along with government-sanctioned heterosexual marriage. We speak with a gay couple who are among seven plaintiffs in the suit. [includes transcript]
    Dec 22, 2003 | Story
  • Bush denounced gay marriage saying, "Our nation must defend the sanctity of marriage." He also said a constitutional ban on gay marriage may be needed if "activist judges" ignored public will. We hear from a gay community activist who traveled to Canada to get legally married. [includes transcript]
    Jan 21, 2004 | Story
  • In San Francisco, gay couples seeking marriage licenses flocked to City Hall for the fifth day after two conservative groups failed to block the marriages in two separate lawsuits in state court. [includes transcript]
    Feb 18, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with Craig Dean, who initiated the Marriage Rights Movement when he filed the first modern-day lawsuit for same sex marriage in 1989 as well as the political director of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest gay Republican organization. [includes transcript]
    Feb 25, 2004 | Story
  • Married transsexual couples are the focus of an NBC Dateline special premiering Friday night entitled "Scenes From a Marriage." We speak with Cindy and Miriam, a married couple who married as husband and wife. The husband, Roger, then became Cindy and Miriam chose to stay with her. [includes transcript]
    Feb 26, 2004 | Story
  • We go to the steps of city hall in Northampton, Mass. to speak with Gina Smith and Heidi Norton who are getting married today three years after they sued the state for the right to wed.
    May 17, 2004 | Story
  • The state Supreme Court voided the marriages of some 4,000 same sex couples who married in San Francisco earlier this year. The court ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had overstepped his authority by issuing the marriage licenses to same sex couples. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 13, 2004 | Story
  • While all eyes are focused on the presidential race, voters today will also be deciding on a number of different initiatives, referendums and recalls. We get an overview of the some of the propositions on ballots across the country. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 02, 2004 | Story
  • While the media focuses primarily on the presidential race, we get an overview of some of the 153 ballot initiatives being voted today in thirty-six states. Voters will weigh in on matters as diverse as clean energy, children’s health insurance, stem cell research, predatory lending, affirmative action, immigrant rights, abortion, gay marriage, adoption, nonviolent drug offenses, income tax, and treatment of farm animals. We speak with...
    Nov 04, 2008 | Story