Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Support of Gay Marriage

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ATLANTA – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he supports gay marriage as a “fundamental right,” taking an emphatic stand on the issue months after President Barack Obama declared that same-sex couples should be allowed to wed. When Obama came out in support of gay marriage in May, Reed said he was still “wrestling” with […]

Same-Sex Marriage Cases To Get Supreme Court Review

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court is taking a potentially historic look at same-sex marriage by agreeing to hear two cases that challenge governments’ different treatment of gay Americans. The focus in one case is California’s constitutional amendment that forbids same-sex marriage. The other case deals with a federal law that denies to those who […]

Gay Marriage, Marijuana Backed in Historic Votes

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WASHINGTON – Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The outcomes for those ballot measures Tuesday were a milestone for persistent but often […]

NAACP Passes Resolution Endorsing Same-Sex Marriage

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MIAMI-  Over the weekend, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a resolution supporting marriage equality. At a meeting of the 103-year old civil rights group’s board of directors, the organization voted to support marriage equality as a continuation of its historic commitment to equal protection under the law. “The mission […]