Gay Marriage

Politicians Rush to Endorse Gay Marriage Ahead of Supreme Court Case

Blowing in the wind


Historic gay rights cases arrive at the Supreme Court this week as even opponents of same-sex marriage acknowledge that public opinion has shifted against them.

As the court prepares for oral arguments in two cases – one challenging the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage, the other challenging the 1990s-era Defense of Marriage Act – the trickle of support among political leaders for marriage rights for gays and lesbians has continued to grow.