gay marriage

Politics
8:21 am
Wed February 6, 2013

IL Senate Committee Approves Gay Marriage for Second Time

An Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month. The Executive Committee voted 9-5 yesterday to move legislation giving marital rights to same sex couples to the Senate floor. The Democrats have a 40-member majority and say they have the votes needed. The same committee OK'd a similar measure just after the New Year in the final days of the last General Assembly. But a floor vote was scuttled because supporters feared they were short of the 30 necessary votes.

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Politics
7:41 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Gay Marriage Expected in IL Committee Hearing

Legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois is expected to come up in a Senate committee meeting today and could see a floor vote on Valentine's Day. Democratic Senator Heather Steans is the bill’s sponsor. She says it's on the executive committee's agenda, and she's confident it has the support to pass the Senate next week.

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Government
7:47 am
Fri January 4, 2013

IL Senate Adjourns Early

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The Illinois Senate adjourned yesterday, canceling today’s session, but Senate President John Cullerton told senators to be prepared to return Tuesday in case action is needed after a House session. The Senate planned no major action on the pension crisis. However, a more comprehensive proposal is waiting in the House, which will convene Sunday through Wednesday.

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Politics
3:40 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Kentucky Gay Marriage Stance May Not Affect State Democrats

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The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.

Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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Politics
12:52 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Observers says Gay Marriage Plank in DNC Platform Won't Likely Affect Kentucky Democrats

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The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.

Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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Business
2:25 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

KY Universities Weigh In on Chick-Fil-A Controversy

The Family Foundation of Kentucky is criticizing members of the University of Louisville administration for their response to a controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A. 

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Morning Cram
9:06 am
Tue June 12, 2012

the morning cram [the dingo's got my baby edition]

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NPR reports a coroner in Australia agrees, the dingo did take the baby.

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Afternoon Update
4:18 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/28/12

When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, some African-American religious leaders protested. But according to new data, African-Americans are no less supportive or opposed to gay marriage than any other group.

Today on NPR: Blacks, Gays And The Church: If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true.

Around the Commonwealth:

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Commentary
3:45 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Opinion: The Right Recipe for Marriage

On May 9th, Barack Obama made history and headlines, becoming the first sitting president to openly support gay marriage. As expected, media outlets jumped on this announcement, a contentious social issue with favorability weighing almost an even split for and against in the polls. Commentator Richard Nelson argues that overall media coverage appeared bias, praising Obama for his “evolution” on the issue, without considering the other 50 percent or so who disagree on the issue. In his commentary, Nelson takes the opposing view and argues that the right recipe for marriage should include God in the mix.

Please note: Commentaries political in nature are solely the opinions of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS or its staff.

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