The moral debate over same-sex marriage in Illinois will likely intensify in the coming months. But there's already a parallel constitutional turf war over a question that has faced gay rights advocates, law professors and political scientists across the country for years.
North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately.That's because North Carolina law already banned gay marriage.
Remember when just about everybody in the Obama administration had evolved to support same-sex marriage? Now black churches in contested states like North Carolina need Obama's denial through November in order to help him secure a second term.
Three Catholic dioceses in Illinois are continuing a court fight over Illinois' new civil unions law, while another is withdrawing from the litigation.The Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced Thursday it plans to stop providing state-funded services and withdraw from the court battle. Accordin
The first lawsuits filed over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse could challenge the state's rules on same sex marriage.Attorney Kenneth Allen said his clients were recently married in Hawaii, a state that allows same sex civil unions. Beth Urschel was injured in the stage collapse.