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Ohio advocacy groups split on support for marriage equality amendment

| Saturday, February 15, 2014
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
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
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 elected offices, from conservative Republicans to liberal Democrats who support same-sex marriage.

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Nine years after filing gay marriage lawsuit, couple still waits for day in court

| Saturday, December 14, 2013
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TULSA, Okla. — A same-sex couple that sued for the right to marry knew they'd have an uphill battle in a conservative state like Oklahoma, but nothing like this: Nine years after filing their original lawsuit, they haven't had their day in court.

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Head of N.J. marriage equality campaign leading new push to repeal Ohio ban

| Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last blog post on the website for New Jersey United for Marriage is dated Oct. 21, the day gay and lesbian couples began getting marriage licenses across the state.

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Same-sex marriage proponents kick off Pennsylvania campaign

| Wednesday, December 11, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Proponents of same-sex marriage launched a campaign Wednesday to build public support for legalizing gay marriage in Pennsylvania - the last holdout among the Northeast states.

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A decade after Mass. landmark ruling, marriage equality makes gains

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
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BOSTON -- In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days.

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Hawaii governor signs marriage equality bill into law

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APA gay marriage bill sits on a table after becoming law with Gov. Neil Abercrombie's signature at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
HONOLULU -- Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago.

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