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Poll: Majority of Utahns say gay marriage will have no impact on their own lives

Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new poll finds that while Utahns remain split on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, a strong majority of respondents say that even if gay couples are allowed to marry, it would have no impact on their own marriage and family. The statewide poll found that a [...]

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Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad declaring ‘It’s time’ for marriage

Friday, September 26, 2014
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A new national television advertisement released by Freedom to Marry will begin airing on Sunday morning network news shows in Washington, D.C. The 30-second spot, which will later be broadcast on cable news programs next week, declares, “It’s time” for the freedom to marry and tells the stories of same-sex [...]

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Columbia, S.C., mayor becomes 500th to join marriage equality coalition

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C., has signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th U.S. mayor to join the nationwide effort of municipal leaders advocating for marriage equality. [...]

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‘Until We Could,’ a video poem by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

Sunday, September 21, 2014
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To mark the 10th anniversary since Massachusetts because the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, advocacy group Freedom to Marry commissioned Richard Blanco, the poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2012, to write a poem commemorating the decade. [...]

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Marriage equality coalition asks DOJ to recognize 3 state’s same-sex unions

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Respect for Marriage Coalition, a group of more than 50 groups supporting marriage equality, on Friday asked the U.S Department of Justice to ensure federal recognition of same-sex couples who were legally married in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin after those bans were declared unconstitutional. [...]

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New campaign launched to build support for marriage equality in Wisconsin

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Gay rights advocates have launched a new website to build support for same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Wisconsin chapter along with Fair Wisconsin, a gay rights organization, and Freedom to Marry, a national organization pushing for gay marriage... [...]

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Ohio’s same-sex marriage debate goes beyond courtroom

Saturday, August 2, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The debate over Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage extends beyond the courtroom to libraries, community centers, living rooms and city streets. Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side. Other backers have circulated petitions [...]

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U.S. appeals court rules Utah same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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DENVER -- A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, extending the movement's legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. The three-judge panel in Denver ruled 2-1 that states cannot [...]

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over [...]

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New coalition launching to build support for marriage equality in Indiana

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Same-sex marriage supporters in Indiana are forming Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, a coalition to build support for their cause following high-profile fights over the issue at the Statehouse and in the courts. The ACLU of Indiana will be part of the coalition along with Liberty Indiana and the [...]

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