Gay Marriage Ripe for Court Decisions in Three States
A Stateline.org backgrounder examines the issue of gay marriage three years after a historic Massachusetts court ruling legalized same-sex marriage in the state. All eyes are now on the highest courts in California, Connecticut and Maryland, where decisions on the constitutionality of gay marriage are likely this year.
Same-Sex Marriage in California: Legal and Political Prospects
Experts debate a pending state Supreme Court decision and the larger societal issues involved.
Wedge Issues on the Ballot
Democratic leaders, impressed by the purported success of GOP-backed ballot initiatives to ban same sex marriage in the 2004 election are pushing their own wedge initiatives to increase the minimum wage. But are such ballot measures really as potent as claimed?
A Barometer of Modern Morals
Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong
Diminishing Divide on Cultural Issues?
Even as divisive policy debates continue, public acceptance of homosexual marriage, adoption and military has increased.