Same Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriages began in Rhode Island on Thursday, as local officials for the first time issued marriage licenses to gay couples who wish to wed in the state.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu looks at what’s next for married gay couples who are now eligible for a range of tax, health and retirement benefits already available to heterosexual couples.
The court ruled DOMA is unconstitutional, in a 5-4 decision.
The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage
The law prohibits same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is legal from receiving an array of federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples.
Hundreds of people were there with one message to the U.S. Supreme Court: dump the Defense of Marriage Act.
It’s not the American way to let the religious or social beliefs of some trump the rights of others.
Licenses issued at the stroke of midnight Saturday were valid as the law went into effect.
A gay couple has sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings at the site.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.