Who recognizes your marriage? Who decides if your child is fit for their summer camp, based on whether they approve of your spouse? Who decides if the person who shares your life, can inherit you assets when you die?
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Governor Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing same-sex civil unions, making Hawaii the seventh U.S. state to grant essentially the same rights as marriage to gay couples.
An Associated Press-National Constitution Center Poll conducted last August found 52 percent of Americans saying the federal government should give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex, while 46 percent said it should not.
Last month, Governor Pat Quinn signed a historic bill into law legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, making Illinois one of about a dozen states that extend significant legal protections to same-sex couples.
The Justice Department will stop defending the constitutionality of a 1996 law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
LADY GAGA is set to release a limited edition of her new single BORN THIS WAY at U.S. retailer Target after bosses agreed to donate to gay rights groups.
A date-night event at the Creation Museum here was disrupted when a same-sex couple was denied entry.
Maryland's state senate is expected to begin debating the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Act on Wednesday -- it's one of several state legislative bodies across the country poised to extend rights to same sex couples.
Bullitt Central High School freshman Aye Jay Long, 14, told a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday that he was continually harassed by his classmates, who called him a "fag" after he told them he was gay earlier this school year.
The hiring of a former Republican state party chairman and state senator by an influential labor union has upset prominent gay lawmakers and advocates, fracturing two political camps that are usually allies.