Republicans are conservative, right? So why are they taking such big political risks in Congress and the Indiana Statehouse?
With President Barack Obama declaring a personal stance for gay marriage, the hot button topic has once again been thrust to the forefront of politics.
Six months after Illinois' civil union legislation went into effect, forces committed to redefining natural marriage are already planning their next steps.
Indiana law defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the traditional definition. Not content with a mere state law, a Senate committee voted last week to write that definition into the state's constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Proudly carrying rainbow flags and chanting "Nix Six," more than 400 Hoosiers rallied on the Statehouse lawn Monday in opposition to a proposal adding the existing ban on gay marriage to the Indiana Constitution.
The gay community celebrated the recent passage of civil union legislation, but another segment of Illinois' population also will enjoy benefits that would be provided under the new law.
SPRINGFIELD | Civil unions will become Illinois law on June 1, as Senate lawmakers on Wednesday followed the House's lead and approved the measure.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois House has narrowly approved civil unions, which would offer gay couples legal recognition and some of the benefits of marriage.
SPRINGFIELD | As the first week of a special veto session came to a close, state lawmakers had yet to vote on a substantial measure to recognize the rights of same-sex couples.
SPRINGFIELD | Despite a lot of hype, some Democratic lawmakers in Illinois' General Assembly say not much is going to happen in this year's veto session.
SPRINGFIELD | Just as gamblers count cards to win against the house, some Illinois lawmakers are counting votes to win over the House.
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