With the Supreme Court expected to issue major rulings on same-sex marriage any day now, ABC News court watcher Terry Moran tells Top Line that the court will likely avoid making a monumental ruling on the issue.
Moran says the justices “don’t want to be the judges of America when it comes to this issue” and predicts that they will find a way to defer to the states in the two cases dealing with same-sex marriage.
“They see this roiling democratic debate that's happening state-by-state, and the betting at the Supreme Court is that they'll find a way to decide this issue by getting themselves out of it,” Moran says. “They won't declare gay marriage legal all over the country or illegal. They'll say, 'Let the states handle it.'"
44 min ago | Star Tribune
There was a time not that long ago when it would have seemed far-fetched to suggest that the law should protect gay and lesbian students in public schools from bullying or discrimination.
1 hr ago | Seattle Times
A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online.
3 hrs ago | EDGE
A new comprehensive survey asked LGBT people about three key moments in their journey of realizing who they are: When they first thought they might be gay, when they first knew they gay and when they first told a close friend or family member they are gay.
3 hrs ago | Advocate
Russian riot police detain LGBT rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev during an unauthorized gay rights rally in central Moscow on May 25. The lower house of Russia's Parliament voted Tuesday 443-0 to bar gay couples from other countries from adopting Russian children.
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Everyone knows that what happens in Las Vegas "stays in Vegas." Maine's largest city is launching its own marketing campaign, and wants you to know simply that "life's good here."
5 hrs ago | EDGE
CBS News, New York reports that Elliot Morales, suspect in the May 18th shooting death of 32 year old Mark Carson in Greenwich Village is scheduled to be arraigned in a Manhattan court room today.
5 hrs ago | The Island Packet
Attorney Julia Graves said she is concerned that Circuit Judge Robert Pegg is biased against the defendant because she is gay.
6 hrs ago | EDGE
Yesterday, on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins", the Family Research Council's daily online talk radio broadcast, 25 year old reality star Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting? announced that he, has accepted the position of Executive Director of the anti-gay Christian organization FRC.
Can a fifth-grader be gay?
A just-released landmark survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered adults asked about three milestones: When they first thought they were gay, when they first knew they were gay and when they first told a close friend or relative.
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.
11 hrs ago | Reuters
Most adults in developed countries favor gay marriage or some type of legal recognition for same-sex couples and think they should be able to adopt children, according to an international poll released on Tuesday.
12 hrs ago | Green Bay Press-Gazette
It's often argued, including by me, that the GOP needs its own Bill Clinton or Tony Blair -- a leader to reposition the party and reinvigorate its political appeal.