AH: Making Same Love—a song about same-sex marriage—was obviously a big risk.
Still, the man did starve himself in the name of a same-sex marriage ban and it, unsurprisingly, earned him a lot of backlash.
From same-sex marriage and voting rights to affirmative action, a look at the controversial cases to come.
Opponents of same-sex marriage say that even liberals have started to feel the effects of the witch hunt.
Ted Olson is out to prove once and for all that same-sex marriage is about rights, not politics.
The Hanna victory comes as same-sex marriage is polling increasingly well, especially in New York and other liberal strongholds.
The announcement was a big step for Pryor, one of two Democrats in the Senate who has yet to voice support for same-sex marriage.
Unlike marriage generally, however, the process of ending a same-sex marriage can be a Kafkaesque experience.
But pressed on the issue Wednesday, Romney reiterated his opposition not just to same-sex marriage but even to civil unions.
“The president is going to announce that same-sex marriage should be legal,” she told one group.
c.1300, "action of marrying, entry into wedlock;" also "state or condition of being husband and wife, matrimony, wedlock;" from Old French mariage "marriage; dowry" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *maritaticum (11c.), from Latin maritatus, past participle of maritatre "to wed, marry, give in marriage" (see marry (v.)). The Vulgar Latin word also is the source of Italian maritaggio, Spanish maridaje.
Meaning "a union of a man and woman for life by marriage, a particular matrimonial union" is early 14c. Meanings "the marriage vow, formal declaration or contract by which two join in wedlock;" also "a wedding, celebration of a marriage; the marriage ceremony" are from late 14c. Figurative use (non-theological) "intimate union, a joining as if by marriage" is from early 15c.
[W]hen two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition until death do them part. [G.B. Shaw, preface to "Getting Married," 1908]Marriage counseling recorded by 1939. Marriage bed, figurative of marital intercourse generally, is attested from 1580s (bed of marriage is from early 15c.).