September 4th, 2012
04:46 PM ET

Frank: When I first came to Congress in 1980 I was afraid to be honest about my sexuality

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks with Congressman Barney Frank about the parties official decision to back gay marriage.

May 31st, 2012
02:08 PM ET

Rep. Frank: US economy "retarded" by GOP

Rep. Frank (D-MA) talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about same sex marriage, his legacy in Congress, politics, and his hoodie joke.

May 17th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

Son of lesbian parents: Our family isn’t so different

As the son of lesbian parents, Zach Wahls talks to CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington, DC for the future of Gay Rights.

May 15th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

Shane Bitney Crone: Video meant to humanize the issue

Shane Bitney Crone discusses his video about his late partner, Thomas Bridegroom, with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and how the events following Thomas' death could have been different if same-sex marriages were legalized.

May 14th, 2012
05:55 PM ET

Jay-Z on President Obama's support for same-sex marriage: It's not about votes, it's about people.

In an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow (@poppyharlowCNN), musician, businessman and philanthropist Jay-Z talks about President Obama's support for same-sex marriage, saying, "It's not about votes, it's about people. So whether it costs him votes or not, I think it's the right thing to do as a human being."

February 24th, 2012
08:56 AM ET

Gov. O'Malley: We're focused on jobs and protecting equal rights for all

On Starting Point, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asks Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) if social issues will hurt or help the GOP in the 2012 presidential race.

O’Malley says, “Talking about divisive cultural issues within [GOP] primary process, may help [Republican candidates] within their primary. But it doesn’t help the vast majority of the people of our country, Soledad. What they want to hear about is jobs. How many times did Rick Santorum mention ‘jobs’ in the debate the other night? Zippo, zero, nada. Not once did he mention the word ‘jobs.’ And yet that’s what the vast majority of people who are making a decision about our country’s future in the Fall want to hear.

He continues, “In Maryland, in states that are governed by Democratic governors, we’re focused on jobs. The President’s focused on jobs. Yes, from time to time, we have to confront issues that are potentially divisive or culturally divisive. But we don’t spend a whole lot of time figuring out ways that we can outlaw contraception, outlaw gay relationships, outlaw women’s rights. We’re about jobs and opportunity and protecting equal rights for all.”

Today, Gov. O’Malley will meet with President Obama and other Democratic Governors. Also, he is set to sign the same sex marriage law just passed by the Maryland state senate.

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs week mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.