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Lawmaker backs off demand that Ravens silence player’s support of gay marriage

Monday, September 10, 2012
Emmett C. Burns
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Maryland lawmaker who wrote to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens professional football team last month, asking that the team silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo over his support of same-sex marriage, has backed off from his opposition following a national outcry after the letter was made public [...]

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NFL’s Chris Kluwe to anti-gay lawmaker: ‘Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that?’

Friday, September 7, 2012
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Friday entered the controversy surrounding a Maryland lawmaker’s attempts to stifle Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s support for marriage equality. [...]

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NFL player responds to lawmaker’s demand that he stops supporting marriage equality

Friday, September 7, 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, on Friday responded to a Maryland lawmaker who demanded that he "cease and desist" his support for marriage equality, and expressed surprise that a politician would try to stifle his free speech. [...]

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Advocacy groups launch effort to support state marriage campaigns

Thursday, September 6, 2012
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations on Thursday launched the "United for Marriage" campaign, a national effort to recruit volunteers for the state marriage campaigns. [...]

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Roundup: Marriage equality endorsed by key Republican figures

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Washington's anti-gay activists are falling way behind in fundraising, as the pro-equality side gears up for a huge television ad campaign. And support for marriage equality grows, with endorsements from key Republican figures including one of the Koch brothers. [...]

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Is 2012 shaping up as the year of marriage equality?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Republican National Convention gets down to business today in Tampa, Fla., where delegates are expected to overwhelmingly pass the Republican Party platform that is unequivocally against marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Despite that, could 2012 turn out to be the year of marriage equality? [...]

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Baltimore Sun: Campaign of marriage misinformation begins in Maryland

Sunday, August 26, 2012
In a new editorial column Sunday, the Baltimore Sun takes aim at opponents of Maryland’s marriage equality law, and said they are “resorting to the same playbook of false attacks they have used to great effect in other states.” [...]

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Anti-gay Maryland lawmaker who crashed boat admits he was operating while impaired

Friday, August 24, 2012
Donald Dwyer
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Maryland Republican lawmaker Donald Dwyer, a vehement opponent of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his boat into another boat carrying four adults and five children. [...]

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Marriage equality supporters pleased with language approved for ballot referendum

Monday, August 20, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Marriage equality supporters are pleased with language approved by the Maryland State Board of Elections for the November referendum on the state's same-sex marriage law. [...]

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Meet Harry Jackson, Maryland’s leading anti-gay race baiter

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Harry Jackson
Bishop Harry Jackson is one of the leading anti-gay voices working to repeal Maryland’s proposed marriage equality law in November, and he’s being bankrolled heavily by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), according to a new report from Mother Jones. [...]

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