same-sex marriage http://wrvo.org en Most Republicans Who Signed Support For Same-Sex Marriage Aren't In Office http://wrvo.org/post/most-republicans-who-signed-support-same-sex-marriage-arent-office Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Next month, the Supreme Court will take up a highly anticipated challenge to California's Prop 8, the ban on gay marriage. Today, a group of prominent Republicans weighed in with a legal brief opposing the ban. That puts them at odds with their party's position. But as NPR's Don Gonyea reports, it puts them in line with public opinion.<p>DON GONYEA, BYLINE: The long-held official GOP position on gay marriage remains in place. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:40:21 +0000 Don Gonyea 33986 at http://wrvo.org Same-sex military couples “elated” by news of some spousal benefits, say full equality is needed http://wrvo.org/post/same-sex-military-couples-elated-news-some-spousal-benefits-say-full-equality-needed <p>Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced yesterday that in line with the repeal of the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, some spousal benefits will be given to same-sex service members and their partners. The federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act still prohibits many of the major spousal benefits, like housing and health care, from being extended to same-sex couples. But Panetta's announcement still had advocates for gay service members cheering. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:21:15 +0000 Joanna Richards 33212 at http://wrvo.org Some GOP state senators use Cuomo's image to bolster campaigns http://wrvo.org/post/some-gop-state-senators-use-cuomos-image-bolster-campaigns <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is not running for office this year, but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes.&nbsp; That is because state lawmakers from both parties running for reelection are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:47:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27800 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo calls President Obama's gay marriage support a 'major advancement' http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-calls-president-obamas-gay-marriage-support-major-advancement <p>Governor Cuomo, who won national praise and attention &nbsp;for championing the passage of same sex marriage in New York, calls President Obama&rsquo;s support of gay marriage a &ldquo;major advancement for equal rights in this country.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:00:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19029 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo calls President Obama's gay marriage support a 'major advancement' Gov. Cuomo makes remarks on same-sex marriage legislation http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-makes-remarks-same-sex-marriage-legislation <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he didn&#39;t discuss the effort to legalize gay marriage during his private conversations with President Barack Obama Monday, and doesn&#39;t intent to push the issue.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:56:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 18997 at http://wrvo.org