Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reflects on 10 years of legal same sex marraige in his state, saying "people come before their government as equals" and equality is a "fundamental American idea."
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on the 10 year anniversary of same-sex marriages being legal in Massachusetts.
By CNN's Deena Zaru [twitter-follow screen_name='DeenaZeinaCNN']
Recent successes in getting some states to recognize same-sex marriage has put the issue of states' rights center stage.
On Thursday oral arguments began in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals where a three-judge panel, made up of federal judges from around the country, will decide whether to strike down same-sex marriage bans or leave the issue of marriage up to each state.
By Paige Hymson
Many observers call it the most rapidly changing social issue of our time. State legislatures and American voters have made widespread modifications over the past years regarding same-sex marriage rights and freedoms. Last month, Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge. This comes alongside a series of recent federal court rulings that are overturning state’s bans against same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage back at the Supreme Court as Utah officials scramble to stop same-sex marriage.
House Minority Leader, and one of the nation's most prominent Catholics, Nancy Pelosi reacts to Pope Francis' calling for a "new balance" between the church's spiritual and political missions – including his comments that the church should not interfere spiritually in the lives of gays.
National Organization for Marriage Chair John Eastman says it will be "state-by-state battle" for traditional marriage.
David Boies, co-counsel in the Supreme Court case against Prop 8, says the fight isn't over:
"There isn't any state we're taking for granted, but there isn't any state we're giving up on, either. Our goal is to have marriage equality that's guaranteed by the United States constitution enforced in every single state in the union."
Donna Brazile, Kevin Madden, and Jessica Yellin on DOMA and Prop 8 - as well as immigration and gun control.
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories in the news this week.
Senate Dem accuses Romney of not paying taxes: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) caused a commotion when he said Mitt Romney is not releasing his tax returns because he has not paid taxes in over 10 years. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Reid said he learned of Romney’s tax history from “a person who had invested with Bain Capital.” Reid repeated the claim on the Senate Floor today saying “the word's out that he hasn't paid any taxes for ten years.” Romney adviser Eric Fernstrom pushed back hard, telling Fox News “I’m telling you authoritatively speaking on the behalf of the Governor that those charges are untrue, they are baseless, and there is nothing to back them up.”