Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 08, 2013

Former Illinois Governors Back GOP Chair Pat Brady

Two former Illinois governors say state Republican party bosses would be wrong to oust the GOP chairman following his public support of same-sex marriage, especially as the party looks ahead to the 2014 governor’s race.


California same-sex couple gets married
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
March 01, 2013

Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

The Obama administration has filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on gay marriage. The government is arguing that the state's ban on gay marriage should be struck down as a denial of "equal protection under the law," but it does not call for the abolition of all state bans on same-sex marriage.


 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 24, 2013

Gay Marriage Flap Could Cost Ill. GOP Chair His Job

Just weeks after the head of the Illinois Republican Party announced his support for same-sex marriage legislation, some state party bosses are moving forward with plans to oust the state GOP leader, the party chairman said Friday afternoon.


February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.


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