Results tagged “Same-sex marriage” from Nation

Despite 78 percent of Americans believing that gays can parent at least as well as straight parents, only 61 percent say they support allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt a child, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The eyebrow-raising discrepancy is just one of the gems in the poll: it also found that most Americans in the ... [Read]

On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered same-sex marriages in Utah to stop until a federal appeals court can further examine the issue.  The decision is sure to please Trestin Meacham, a 35-year-old Utah man who began a hunger strike on Dec. 21. Meacham has lost 25 pounds since his strike began.  Meacham took to Twitter with the news, tweeting ... [Read]

Just consider him a modern, equality-hating, historically confused Gandhi. A 35-year-old Utah man has decided to fast until the state nullifies marriage equality. Trestin Meacham has lost 25 pounds since starting his fast, and vows to remain vigilant on his crusade to end same-sex marriage in Utah. "Actions speak louder than words, and I'm taking action," Meacham told Utah ... [Read]

Same-sex civil marriages underway in Hawaii

By Daniel Burnett
December 2, 2013 10:51 AM |
Aloha, Hawaii, and welcome to the club. Hawaii joined Washington, D.C., and 14 other states in allowing marriage equality – with Illinois's new law set to take full effect in June 2014 – just after midnight (5 a.m. Eastern) this morning, with same-sex couples wedding in legally recognized ceremonies.   Between 30 and 40 same-sex couples at the Sheraton Waikiki ... [Read]

Gay marriage could boost Hawaiian economy by $200 million

By Daniel Burnett
July 29, 2013 12:05 PM |
Hawaii stands to gain $217 million in additional visitor spending if the state’s Legislature passes a marriage-equality law, according to a new report by the University of Hawaii Economics Research Organization (UHERO). UHERO’s Sumner La Croix, the lead author of the report, added that state and county tax revenues would also increase by more than $10 million between 2014 and ... [Read]