Hodges making same-sex marriage the law of the land, most states still have outdated laws on their books like the ones Virginia just repealed. Indiana is one of those states, though an attempt to remove its gay marriage ban was unsuccessful last month in the Republican-controlled state Legislature. In fact, GOP opposition to its removal derailed legislation seeking to raise the legal age to marry in the state from 15 to Only a male may marry a female. Matt Pierce, a Democrat, said in defense of the amendment.
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Grammy and Oscar-winning performer Prince, beloved nineties icon and star of most of the posters on my bedroom wall in high school, died on Thursday at his home in Paisley Park, Minneapolis at the age of While an official cause of death has not yet been released, fans have already begun sharing their grief on social media sites at the loss of a musical genius. His Purpleness was a megastar, a one-named icon who managed to stay relevant for four decades. He was known for his unparalleled generosity as a songwriter, his inspired performances, and in most recent years, Prince's supposed stance on gay marriage made headlines for being controversial at best. But was this anti-gay marriage stance how Prince truly felt or was it an urban myth? See, before there was a Kanye West out there to stir up a little controversy, there was Prince. He sang about sex and pain and spirituality all with the same incredible vocal range that defied logic.
Joe Biden: I Don’t Support Gay Marriage; I Do Support Gay Marriage
Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey , the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll. The results, released Monday, found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the right of gay couples to wed. Approval crossed the political divide, with majorities of Democrats 80 percent and independents 76 percent supporting same-sex marriage, and 50 percent of Republicans, according to the poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute PRRI in partnership with the Brookings Institution. Most major religious denominations back marriage equality, too, including white mainline Protestants 79 percent , Hispanic Roman Catholics 78 percent , religious non-Christians 72 percent Hispanic Protestants 68 percent , white Catholics 67 percent , Black Protestants 57 percent and other Christian denominations 56 percent.
By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal.