A federal judge struck down California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, but proponents have promised an appeal. Spencer Michels reports from San Francisco on the ruling's possible implications for the rest of the country and the prospects for the…
Jeffrey Brown talks to authors and spouses Derek and Sissela Bok, married to each other for 55 years, about their new books exploring the politics and the philosophy of happiness.
Tiger Woods teed off in round one of the Masters Tournament, following his absence because from play following revelations of marital infidelity. Jim Lehrer reports on the game and the reaction of fans in Augusta, Ga.
When it comes to job losses, the economy's slide has been twice as painful for singles as it has for married adults.
Without mid-term congressional races or a presidential election, the 2009 special election season has been dominated by a few key local races, which have attracted national headlines nonetheless.
Vermont's legislature and the top court of Iowa delivered legal victories in recent weeks to those seeking the right of same-sex couples to marry. And as battles in other state capitals continue, Americans are weighing the issue with other pressing…
The laws governing marriage nationwide are a complicated state-by-state patchwork, with little or no interstate recognition. The recent ruling in California legalizing same-sex marriage adds another layer of complexity to the legal landscape. Legal experts examine these questions.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples filled county clerk offices across California Tuesday and exchanged marriage vows on the state's first full day of legal same-sex nuptials. Spencer Michels reports on the day and the legal battles ahead.
The California Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages in the state Thursday, striking down a ban on gay and lesbian nuptials as unconstitutional. Analysts examine reaction to the ruling and its possible impact on the gay marriage debate.
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The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday to authorize civil unions for gay couples, paving the way for the state to join nearly a dozen others in offering domestic partnerships or other legal protections to couples of the same sex.
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