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N.D. mayor first in state to join national marriage equality support group

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Karyn Hippen
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The mayor of a small town in eastern North Dakota on Wednesday became the first mayor in the state to formally join a nationwide effort support gay marriage. [...]

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Okla. television campaign aims to build public support for marriage equality

Monday, May 5, 2014
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Freedom to Marry and Freedom Oklahoma have launched a new 30-second television ad that will run across the state of Oklahoma over the next week as part of its public education campaign to build support for marriage equality. [...]

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Living single in the age of marriage equality

Sunday, April 20, 2014
DreamWorks Pictures
What good is being gay when you have no one to love? What good is same-sex marriage when you’re single? During the periods when I was single, I watched a lot of films, at home, alone. The selection process had to be very cautious. Romance was out. Drama too, as [...]

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Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Alan-Simpson
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican, says it’s time to “live and let live” and allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry. [...]

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Freedom to Marry launches $1 million marriage equality campaign in U.S. South

Monday, February 24, 2014
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NEW YORK – Freedom to Marry, the advocacy campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Monday launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South. [...]

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Ohio advocacy groups split on support for marriage equality amendment

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As it works to educate Ohioans on the need for marriage equality, a coalition of state and national advocacy groups says it opposes another organization’s effort to win Ohioans marriage equality at the ballot box this fall. [...]

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Groups organizing ballot push to repeal Nevada same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — Several groups are organizing a push to get the Legislature in 2015 and voters in 2016 to change the Nevada constitution to allow same-sex marriages, while a federal court prepares to hear a legal challenge against the state's constitutional ban. [...]

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Judge: Ky. must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, part of an unprecedented barrage of marriage equality lawsuits in states where voters have overwhelmingly opposed recognition of gay and lesbian couples. [...]

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Delicate path for marriage equality in red states: Court wins alone won’t be enough

Monday, January 20, 2014
Kim Raff, APJ. Seth Anderson, left, and Michael Ferguson were one of the first couples married after a Utah judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Dec. 20.
Hours after federal judges struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, activist Evan Wolfson and his colleagues reached out to gay rights groups in the deeply conservative states with both congratulations and a reminder: Court wins alone won't be enough. [...]

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Va. quickly emerging as key battleground state in marriage equality fight

Sunday, January 19, 2014
ACLU VirginiaChristy Berghoff and Victoria Kidd
Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to marry. This purple state was once perceived as unfriendly and even bordering on hostile to gay rights. That's changed after a seismic political shift in the top three [...]

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