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The poll found 53 percent backing for legalization of same-sex marriage -- up from just over one-third five years ago.
A Pew survey shows Americans almost evenly split between those who oppose and others who support same-sex marriage, continuing a trend toward acceptance of such unions.
The White House welcomed the announcement, calling it "an important step in moving past old divisions" and sending a powerful message that a nation at war stands united.
Lone dissents are often the loudest. And sometimes the longest remembered.
Less than a week after the Obama administration said it would no longer argue in court for a key section of the 1996 law, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans would likely enter the legal fray.
Growing public acceptance of homosexuals -- even among some Republicans and conservative Christians -- is blunting the issue as a campaign weapon.
The former House speaker accused Obama of acting like a "one-person Supreme Court" and called on Republicans to confront the president over his "arbitrary" suspension of the Defense of Marriage Act.
To cheers from gay rights advocates, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law a bill authorizing same-sex civil unions in Hawaii, making it the seventh state to do so.
The addition of 'domestic partnership' to Facebook's relationship-status options shows that social-networking sites have become political actors in their own right.
Father Thomas Euteneuer admits he took advantage of a young woman during an exorcism, and now supporters are saying the Devil made him do it.
The two powerful media mavens may be polar opposites politically, but they share some common ground on their support for gays.
The presidential buzz machine is revving up for Sen. Thune, the South Dakota giant-killer who defeated Tom Daschle.
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