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Avatar activism: are social media avatars effective in showing support?

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization in the United States, has been encouraging supporters to switch their Facebook and …

Nancy Pelosi Dings DOMA Defender Paul Clement: 'What A Stale Role To Play In Life'

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she's "very optimistic" the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, adding that she doesn't envy Paul Clement, the attorney defending the federal ban on gay marriage.<p>"What a stale role to play in …

Lesbian widow behind DOMA challenge: 'I think it's gonna be good'

As gay-marriage supporters and opponents and media pundits parsed the syntax of Supreme Court justices after two days of hearings, the elderly woman who brought one of the historic cases went with her gut.<p>"I think it was great," said Edie Windsor, 83, the lesbian widow who challenged the federal …

Chaos Looms if the Court Strikes Down DOMA and Punts on Prop 8

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Making predictions of Supreme Court rulings based on oral arguments is a notoriously unreliable …

Gay marriage in USA by numbers

The gay marriage debate reaches the US Supreme Court today, when it begins hearing two days of arguments. Here is a look at the divisive issue by numbers:<p><b>US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage</b><p><b>About 9 million</b>: The number of <b>Americans</b> who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, according to a …

USA TODAY's Andrew P. Scott captures demonstrators staging a rally in front of the Supreme Court, ahead of a #Prop8 hearing expected to begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Supreme Court Proposition 8 Case Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday called the prospect of same-sex marriage “uncharted waters” during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban.<p>"And you can play with that metaphor," Kennedy said, continuing that in that …

Supreme Court hints that it won't issue sweeping ruling on same-sex marriage

In a historic oral argument on a challenge to state laws that limit marriage to heterosexual couples, the Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that it might not strike down such laws.<p>The justice whom many observers view as the swing vote in the case, Justice Anthony Kennedy, voiced worry at one point …

Justice Elena Kagan explores the argument of the defense

Hollingsworth v. Perry: Full Transcript Of Oral Arguments On Gay Marriage Released (AUDIO)

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case over Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.<p>Both supporters and opponents of gay marriage packed the grounds near the Supreme Curt building while the arguments took place.<p>HuffPost's Ryan Reilly and Mike Sacks report:<p>The case, …

Justice Stephen Breyer on the role of "traditional marriage"

What the Definition of Marriage Tells Us About Marriage Equality

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As we watch and listen and wait and think and hope with regard to all that's transpiring at the …

Gay Marriage Rights: The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

WASHINGTON -- The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case arguing its constitutionality. Just this past week, several senators announced their own evolution on the matter, going from being opposed to same-sex …

Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Gay Marriage