October 18th, 2013
09:01 AM ET
11 months ago

Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey

Updated 10/18/2013 at 3:12pm

(CNN) - Senator-elect Cory Booker will move forward with his support of same-sex marriage, with plans to grant the marriages of several same-sex couples 12:01 a.m. Monday after a court ruling goes into effect.

The story was first reported by Buzzfeed. The New Jersey Democrat, who's the mayor of Newark, re-tweeted that article to his celebrity-sized Twitter crowd of 1.4 million followers.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Same-sex marriage
October 4th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
12 months ago

Gov. compares same-sex marriage to incest

(CNN) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's stance on same-sex marriage is no secret, after bringing a legal challenge against a county clerk who tried to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Friday, Corbett went a step further, comparing gay marriage to a union between siblings.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WHP-TV, Corbett was answering a question about comments made by a member of his legal team who had compared same-sex marriage to the marriage of 12 year-olds, with both unions being illegal.

Corbett, a Republican, said that "It was an inappropriate analogy. I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"
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Filed under: Pennsylvania • Same-sex marriage • Tom Corbett
Same-sex marriages must be allowed in N.J., judge rules
September 27th, 2013
03:27 PM ET
12 months ago

Same-sex marriages must be allowed in N.J., judge rules

(CNN) – Same-sex couples must be permitted to marry in New Jersey based on an earlier U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter, a New Jersey judge ruled Friday.

"Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution," Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court wrote in her ruling.

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Filed under: New Jersey • Same-sex marriage
September 1st, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Mary Cheney says sister is 'dead wrong' on same-sex marriage

Updated 3:04 p.m. ET, 9/1

(CNN) – Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and sister of Wyoming GOP Senate candidate Liz Cheney, said her sister was "dead wrong" in her statements about same-sex marriage last week.

"For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote in a private Facebook post Friday night, according to The New York Times.
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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Liz Cheney • Same-sex marriage
Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Washington (CNN) - In June, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined four of her Supreme Court colleagues in overturning the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

This weekend, she is poised to officiate at a same-sex wedding.
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Liz Cheney: 'I am not pro-gay marriage'
August 30th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Liz Cheney: 'I am not pro-gay marriage'

(CNN) – A carefully worded statement from Liz Cheney Friday explained the Wyoming Senate candidate wasn't supportive of same-sex marriage, despite having a sister who married her longtime partner in Washington, D.C., last year.

"I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage," Cheney wrote. "I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves."
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Filed under: Liz Cheney • Same-sex marriage
Married same-sex couples gain equal tax benefits
August 29th, 2013
02:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Married same-sex couples gain equal tax benefits

New York (CNNMoney) - Two months after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Treasury Department on Thursday ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.

The decision has a host of implications, even for couples who now live in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

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Filed under: IRS • Same-sex marriage
Military to extend same-sex marriage benefits
August 14th, 2013
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Military to extend same-sex marriage benefits

(CNN) – The Pentagon will permit members of the military to travel to wed same-sex partners if the community or state where they are based does not permit it, a key element of a new benefits policy unveiled Wednesday.

The Defense Department announced its intention to extended health, housing and other benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and defense civilian employees.

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Filed under: Military • Same-sex marriage
Kerry: Same-sex spouses' visas will get equal treatment
August 2nd, 2013
02:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Kerry: Same-sex spouses' visas will get equal treatment

(CNN) - Legally married same-sex spouses seeking U.S. visas will now be treated the same as opposite-sex spouses, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.

Kerry told a meeting with consular staff in London that the change means that his department was "tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States."

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Filed under: John Kerry • Same-sex marriage
Same-sex couples' campaign cash will be treated equally
July 25th, 2013
03:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Same-sex couples' campaign cash will be treated equally

(CNN) – Campaign donations from married same-sex couples will fall under the same rules as those from heterosexual pairs, the federal board that regulates elections ruled Thursday.

The 5-0 Federal Election Commission decision came after last month's Supreme Court ruling that struck down key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Before it was deemed unconstitutional, the measure prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.
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Filed under: FEC • Same-sex marriage
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